- 1 How long does store bought pie crust take to bake?
- 2 What temperature is best for making pie crust?
- 3 How do you know when pie crust is done?
- 4 Should you poke holes in bottom of pie crust?
- 5 How long do you blind bake pastry for?
- 6 Which is better shortening or butter for pie crust?
- 7 What is the easiest and safest way to move pie crust?
- 8 What is the best fat to use for pie crust?
- 9 What happens when you don’t weigh down your pie crust before baking?
- 10 How do I make sure my pie crust isn’t soggy?
- 11 Why is the bottom of my pie crust soggy?
- 12 How do you keep pie crust from sticking to the bottom of a pie plate?
How long does store bought pie crust take to bake?
If you are pre-baking a store-bought frozen packaged crust, I recommend following the directions on the package for how to pre-bake that particular crust. Most instructions will have you defrost the crust, prick the bottom of the crust all over with the tines of a fork, and bake at 375°F to 450°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
What temperature is best for making pie crust?
The ideal temperature is usually “room temperature”—generally considered to be 68-72°F. Before you roll out the dough, you want the dough disc to feel like a cold stick of butter.
How do you know when pie crust is done?
Tip: What’s the best way to tell if your pie is done? For fruit pie, the top crust will be golden brown, and you’ll be able to see filling bubbling around the edges and/or through the vents. For best results, let the filling bubble for at least 5 minutes before removing the pie from the oven.
Pricking holes in the rolled-out pie dough allows the steam to escape while it’s baking. Do this whenever you need to fully or partially bake the crust before adding the filling.
How long do you blind bake pastry for?
Line the tart tin with baking parchment and fill with ceramic baking beans or dried pulses. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is firm, then remove the beans and cook for about 5 minutes more, until golden brown and biscuity. Trim off any excess using a small serrated knife before filling.
Which is better shortening or butter for pie crust?
The pros: Shortening has a higher melting point than lard or butter, so it’s easy to incorporate into pie dough and roll out. It’s also helpful when making any kind of decorative pie crust, because doughs made with shortening hold their shape the best during baking.
What is the easiest and safest way to move pie crust?
You gently fold the dough in half, then in half again, making a triangle. It’s less likely to tear as you pick it up, and the beauty is that the point of the triangle goes right in the middle of the pie plate. So, if you’ve rolled out a decently uniform circle, the dough will unfold perfectly centered.
What is the best fat to use for pie crust?
Pie Myth #4: An All-Butter Crust is Tough to Work With The Theory: Conventional wisdom states that for a crust with the best flavor, you want to use all butter. But for a crust that’s easier to work with and comes out more tender and flaky, you need to cut it with a softer fat like shortening or lard.
What happens when you don’t weigh down your pie crust before baking?
Blind baking isn’t just as easy as popping a pie crust in the oven. Pie crust is a delicate thing and baking it without using the proper blind baking process will cause breakage, bubbling, or shrinking.
How do I make sure my pie crust isn’t soggy?
7 Tips to Help You Avoid a Soggy Pie Crust
- Use less water. Use the liquid amount as a guideline and sprinkle it on a tablespoon at a time just until your dough comes together.
- Blind-bake your crust.
- Fight the puff a better way.
- Egg wash.
- Seal your crust with chocolate.
- Drain the fruit.
- Use thickeners.
Pie crust gets light, flaky and crisp when the heat of the oven melts the little nubs of fat inside the crust quickly and so that they form steam that puffs the crust up. You want that process to happen quickly so that the crust sets before the filling has much of a chance to seep in and make things soggy.
One of the most effective things you can do is submerge the bottom of your pie plate into some hot water for around 10 to 20 seconds. Doing this helps to re-melt any solidified butter, greasing up the pan again, and releasing the crust from sticking to the pan.