uncooked bottom crust

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by msrgirl, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. msrgirl

    msrgirl

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    When I bake a pumpkin pie, I find the bottom crust is uncooked and soggy.  What can I do to eliminate this problem?
     
  2. petemccracken

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    Blind bake the crust. i.e.
    • line the pan with the pie crust dough,
    • dock the dough, prick with a fork or docker,
    • cover the dough with a buttered piece of foil,
    • fill the pie pan with dry beans, rice, or pie weights,
    • bake for 8-12 minutes in a 350°F oven until set,
    • remove the foil liner and return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes to brown,
    • remove from oven and let cool,
    • before adding filling, brush with egg wash to seal, you might even do that when it comes out of the oven before cooling.
     
  3. maria yoder

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    Roll your crust thinner.
     
  4. kippers

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    Place a heavy baking tray on the oven bars, preheat the oven to temp the place your pie on the tray.
     
  5. chefedb

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    Brush crust thoroughly with egg white first,  then bake  1/2 way first let cool add filling then finish baking'

    The egg white stiffens and forms a seal on the crust that stops liquid from the filling from getting it soggy. This works on most  any kind of pie.
     
  6. flipflopgirl

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    Yes it does, ed.

    If you notice the crust developing too much color, place a foil ring (conveniently made BEFORE pie is half blind baked) over the crust and that will hold your color at a nice golden brown.

    It took me a few times of removing half baked pies from oven and then trying to fashion a foil ring before I asked myself what would Gma do?

    lolol

    mimi
     
  7. snoopy07

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    I had similar problems before too when I made a pecan pie before, but I have to agree with Maria Yoder. Try rolling your crusts thinner and try placing your pie in a baking sheet while in an oven, it also helps heat the bottom of your pie crust:)