How do I Keep My Pie Crust From Getting Soggy?
My bottom pie crust comes out soggy, can I pre bake the bottom pie crust for a few minutes at 350 temp and then add the apples and blackberries and top crust?
Lions Bay BC.Dear Richard,
If you are planning to apply a top crust, I do not recommend pre-baking your pie crust bottom . If you do, you may not be able to get the crust to seal properly at the edges and it may leak.
There are many reasons you may be experiencing a soggy pie crust bottom. First, make sure you bake your pie as soon as the filling is added to the pie shell. Second, try changing your pie crust recipe, some bake up nicer than others, (I have found that using 50% butter and 50% vegetable shortening works well for an evenly cooked bottom). Next, try to ensure that your oven is hot and that the pie is on the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat your oven to 400°F and turn it down to 375°F as soon as you place the pie in the oven. Lastly, try extending the baking time by 10 to 20 minutes; undercooking your pie will also produce a soggy bottom.