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How to keep a cheesecake layer seperate from filling during baking?

I want to make an (dutch) apple pie with a layer of cheesecake. As far as I know I have a few options: Bake a cheesecake, then simply add a layer of apples. more or less like: However this is not ...
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Where did I go wrong with this pie?

I baked this pie at 400F (200C) for 25 minutes on the bottom rack, then reduced temperature to 375F (190C) and moved pie to middle rack for 35 more minutes. The crust doesn't look like CRUST, so to ...
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Why did apple filling in the pie turn to mush?

I'm not talking about the crusts. Those came out fine. But the fruit of my apple pie came out dark brown without any crunch at all. They turned to mush, like a thick pudding or sauce. I used 2 ...
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Pyrex pie plate on hearthstone

I recently read that one of the methods for keeping the (non-blind-baked) bottom crust of a pie from getting soggy is to preheat a baking pan with the oven and bake the pie on it so the bottom crust ...
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Baking a pie in air grill / electrical convection oven?

I got a following device, apparently not too common one. :) Marketed here as air grill, but also named electrical convection oven. It took me a bit of trial and error to learn to cook meat in it (it ...
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How to make use of old apples?

I have many apples, but the insides are already brown. The outside is slightly soft, perhaps bruised. The inside appearance is the same as if you cut an apple and let it sit out for 1 hour, but this ...
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Why didn't my apples caramelise?

Today I tried to make a Tarte Tatin, with mixed results. Everything tasted great, expect that my apples didn't really caramelise. Note: This recipe is more like an interpretation of a real Tarte Tatin....
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What is the enzyme that makes apples's pectin heat resistant? And can it be added to other fruits to achieve similar results?

In some recipes for apple and cherry pie, it is suggested to pre-cook the filling at low temperature in order to make pectin heat resistant and so preserve the shape and structure of the fruit. This ...
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What is the effect of adding eggs to a pastry dough?

As I understand it, making dough is really the process of hydrating flour so that a gluten network can be formed and the dough structure emerges. Pastry dough usually adds butter in order both to ...
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Best apples for apple pie

I am making an apple pie for the first time this Thanksgiving. I was wondering what the best apple was for apple pie. There are so many to choose from.
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Apple pie making…how to add the crumble crust on top of the mound of raw apples?

We made two apple pies for Thanksgiving. Both recipes called for adding a mixture on top of your apples to create a crumbly top crust for the pie. Mixture one involved butter, flour, and sugar. (I ...
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When macerating apples to use in a pie, what should you do with the liquid? [closed]

Because the liquid is so full of apple flavor, I usually cook it down into a caramel and put it into the pie filling. I'm not sure this is good or even if I should be macerating my apples at all. ...
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Refreezing apple pie

My mom will be traveling via plane this holiday season. She has a frozen apple pie. By the time she arrives at her destination (my sister's house), the pie will have thawed. Could she then cook it ...
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Baking with regular skillet vs. cast iron for apple pie

I have a recipe for apple pie I want to use. The recipe asks for a cast iron skillet. Can I use a regular skillet in the oven instead of the cast iron skillet?
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How long should I cook apples in the oven?

How long do I need to cook fresh apples (sliced) in the oven (at 350 degrees) to get a good apple pie consistency?
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Optimal shape to cut apples for apple pie

I have always enjoyed a slice of apple pie... in the morning... afternoon... and after dinner. Or anytime actually. And as such, I had to learn to bake my own apple pie to satisfy my deep affinity ...
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Why is my apple pie not crispy?

I made an apple pie, but the crust was thick and not crispy. Why? What should I do to fix it? For the crust, I used: 1 cup of flour Butter 1 egg 1/4 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 ...