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    baking pies

    Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:07 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    When I back my favorite Apple Pie, the bottom crust comes out only partially done. What am I doing wrong?
    Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:26 pm
    Forum Host
    I'm really not sure, there could be many reasons.....

    The oven is not holding the temperature properly or the temperature is off and the oven needs to be recalibrated?
    The bottom crust is too thick?
    The filling is too wet/juicy?
    The pie not baked long enough?
    The pie should be baked on the bottom shelf of the oven.

    Personally, I find pyrex/glass pie plates and dark metal pie plates much better for producing properly baked bottom crusts than shiny metal or tin foil pie plates.
    Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:38 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I did not make myself clear. I am baking a frozen pie and the bottom crust always comes out only partially done. I place the frozen pie on a cookie sheet in the center of the bottom rack of my oven at the temperature recommended in the instructions. It comes out the same way each time.
    Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:02 pm Groupie
    Bake it on the floor of your oven for awhile, then move it to a higher position for the remainder of the cooking time.
    "Rose Levy Beranbaun, author of the Pie & Pastry Bible, says she starts baking her pies right on the floor of the oven, for an hour at 375°F (190°C) or a half hour at 425°F (220°C), and then moves them up to a higher rack to finish baking. Ovens and pies vary, so you need to monitor how your pie is baking to keep it from browning too much."

    Last edited by Zeldaz on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:54 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:25 am Groupie
    I have always thawed mine too
    Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:35 pm Groupie
    Good morning. EJ I, believe you have received very good & sound suggestions. There is then only one answer to your baking disappoinment. Your oven temp is off & needs to be re~callibrated.

    If you do not wish to do that at this time then chance it by increasing the temp knob by 25 degrees & then bake..

    Good luck to you & enjoy the rest of the day.

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