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How can I prevent a soggy bottom pie crust?


Hot Water Pastry Step 6

Hot Water Pastry Step 6

Linda Larsen
Question: How can I prevent a soggy bottom pie crust?
Many people have trouble with the bottom of a pie crust turning soggy. There are a few simple tricks you can use to prevent this.
Answer: You can stop your bottom pie crusts from turning soggy with a few tips.
  • Bake the pie on a lower rack in your oven. This will concentrate heat on the bottom of the pie and help the crust crisp.
  • Brush the bottom crust with corn syrup or a slightly beaten egg white before filling.
  • Sprinkle dried bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes on the bottom crust before filling and baking
  • If the recipe calls for adding the filling while it's hot, don't let the filling cool before you add it to the crust.

And be sure to look at Hot Water Pastry Step by Step for a foolproof recipe for flaky pastry.

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