- For Flaky Perfect Pie Crusts:
Make you pie crust with ice water.
- To Prevent a Soggy Bottom Crust:
- Never Bake a Pie on a Rainy Day.
- Pre-bake the crust. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork. Place in a 425 degree oven on the lowest rack for 5 or so minutes. Move the crust up to the middle rack and bake for another 6 to 7 minutes. Pust the center down with a fork if necessary or use pie weights*. If the edges of the crust become brown, cover edges with foil. After cooking the whole pie, cool on a wire rack.
- To Prevent a Tough Crust on Perfect Pie Crusts:
Don't over handle the dough.
- For a Nice Glaze on Perfect Pie Crusts:
Brust with either egg whites, yolks or milk.
- To Patch Tears Unbaked Perfect Pie Crusts:
Brush pie shell with water and then gently apply scraps of rolled dough.
- To Stop Pies from Leaking Through the Bottom Crust:
Sprinkle sugar on bottom of pie or brush with slightly beaten raw egg.
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