Questions tagged [pie]

Questions about preparing, baking and troubleshooting pies (sweet or savory). Pies are a baked dish of a flaky pastry crust surrounding a filling. They vary greatly in size.

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Can cornstach break down in a filling by over heating or over stirring when baking a meringue pie?

My cream pie fillings are very inconsistent when making meringue pies. I've read that over stirring cornstarch thickened mixtures can cause them to break down when cooled. I've also read that over ...
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Hot Water Crust Pastry: effects of different ratio of ingredients?

Based on a comment made here Australian Meat (Chunky steak) Pie: loss of Gravy/Sauce after cooling/freezing - Seasoned Advice (which I thankfully read before it was deleted by a moderator), I have ...
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Mold on Canned Cherry pie filling

I have cherry pie filling (from a can) which grew some mold. Can I remove the mold and eat the rest?
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What are the proper dimensions for a 4 or 5 inch Pie Pan?

When an Australian recipe meantions a 4 inch or a 5 inch pie pan, are the pans shown below what is meant? 4" Pie pan 5" Pie pan 4.3"x2.9"x1.3"(10.922x7.366x3.302 cm)volume: ...
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Australian Meat (Chunky steak) Pie: loss of Gravy/Sauce after cooling/freezing

Main Question: When cooking the beef stew portion of the Australian Meat (Chunky steak) Pie recipe, the created sauce/gravy 'disappears' after cooling or freezing. How can one prevent this from ...
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What effect would replacing the egg in a pie crust with egg whites have?

Based off of the recipes I've read it seems like adding an egg to a pie dough makes it easier to work with and improves the final flavor and texture of the crust. So would adding only egg whites make ...
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Baking a Pie in a Stainless Steel

My ceramic pie dish broke recently and I only have stainless steel as well as cast irons in the approximate size of my desired pie. Can I bake my pie in these or will something go terribly wrong? And ...
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Can pumpkin pie be made apple pie way?

If I put thinly sliced raw pumpkin between two pie crusts, will the filling be cooked enough by the time the crust is golden?
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Pie crust too soft to put in pan

My pie pastry is too soft that I can't pick it up to put in pan after rolling it. The softness/pliable is like the butter/shortening too warm needs to be refrigerated. I tried refrigerating it ...
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Using both cook and serve pudding and instant pudding in pie

I have a layered Pudding Pie recipe that calls for Chocolate, Vanilla, and Butterscotch pudding. I have not been able to get the Butterscotch pudding in instant pudding (which is what the recipe calls ...
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What should the texture of meringue be in a lemon meringue pie?

After the pie has cooked and chilled, what texture should the meringue be? I couldn't find an answer online, and it was hard to tell from photographs. I'm assuming it isn't supposed to be crispy, the ...
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How to use tapioca pearls when making puddings and pies?

I have made puddings and pies from instant tapioca before, and I like them a lot. I would like to try to recreate those recipes with tapioca pearls. How is cooking with pearls different from cooking ...
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Dicing roasted pumpkin instead of puréeing it?

I have a memory of reading somewhere (but I can’t seem to find the source) that when making a pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin, you could beneficially dice the pumpkin after roasting it instead of ...
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How to make a good pie dough like the industrial one?

Whenever I follow a pie dough recipe the result is not great. The dough is tearing easily while rolling it, impossible to make it as thin as the on you buy in the supermarket. And when it's cooked, it'...
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Making two no-bake pies, double the recipe, or make the filling one at a time?

I have a recipe for a no-bake apple pie. I'd like to make two pies, but I'm not sure if I should just double the recipe, or make the filling for each, one at a time. The filling calls for boiling the ...
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Can sour cherries be used in a semi-stable bar?

I have recently learned that my carb intake is insufficient, leading to so-called "glycogen depletion" while cycling. I have possibly spent too much time around folks who boast of equating a ...
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How Does a Hot Water Whipped Pie Crust Work?

First time poster here. I was wondering if someone could help me better understand the science behind a hot water whipped pie crust. I know if someone's never made one, and knew anything about the ...
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Can I use traditional pie crust to make ice cream pies

For the past 2 weeks I have been working on an ice cream pie recipe and I’ve been running into a few issues(I have less than 2 months of baking experience). I would like to know if I can use ...
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Steak pie filling thickener

for all bakers out there, which pie thickener do you use? I have tried to use Modified starch which smell bad when making slurry then pour in hot gravy liquid and I have noticed it changes its taste a ...
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How to keep baked meringue from shrinking away from pie crust?

I've tried this three times now, but have not yet had success. When making pies like chocolate cream pie or lemon pie and topping them with meringue, after baking said meringue it inevitably shrinks ...
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Can I use a terracotta pot to bake a pie?

I have cooked many casseroles in a large terracotta pot with great results. Can I bake a pie in a terracota pot in an electric oven. Can the pot take the high temprature that shortcrust or puff ...
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How to ensure that the bottom of blind baked pie crusts brown properly?

This happened to me yesterday with pâte sucrée, and it has happened before with other kinds of dough too (like the traditional American flaky dough). When I try to blind bake a pie, I usually do as ...
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How do I get a space between my pork filling and the hot water raised crust?

I tried to make a hand raised pork pie and made the jelly from pigs' trotters and bones but when I tried to pour it down the hole it seems there is no space between the filling and the crust. How do i ...
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Adjusted cooking time for an already-baked pie shell

I have a pumpkin pie recipe that calls for an unbaked pie shell. During the cooking step, it cooks first at 425°F for 15 minutes, and then at 350°F for 30-40 minutes (until toothpick can be ...
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Is it safe to bake dough in a microwave?

I heard that meat isn't safe to bake or grill in a microwave because there may be tiny areas that contain less moisture and hence not cooked through as microwave cooks moving water molecules. So what ...
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Pecan pie says "keep frozen" on the box, but the store is selling them just sitting out. Is this safe?

My local supermarket has a display of Edwards Pecan Pie boxes that all say "keep frozen" on the box, yet they are just sitting out at room temperature in a display. I asked and the manager said this ...
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Can you eat beans after using them as pie weights?

I'm making a recipe that involves using pie weights when pre-baking a pie crust, and suggests using dried beans as an alternative if you don't have purpose-made pie weights. Can you eat the beans ...
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Dough/filling ratio in tart

If I were to make an Italian homemade pie that can work for almost all occasions (i.e. for kids because of no coffee/alcohol etc.) I'd think of a jam crostata. It's a buttery dough (pasta frolla) that ...
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What's common to pie crusts and deep fried battered foods? [closed]

A member of my family gets migraines when he consumes certain foods. I'm trying to nail down which component of these foods is the trigger. What do pie crusts and deep fried battered foods (eg onion ...
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No Demerara sugar

I have just made an apple pie with a crumble topping for friends coming to lunch. The recipe specified Demerara sugar but I had run out so used dark soft brown instead. I think soft has more ...
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Reheat only a few pieces of meat pie

My meat pie has already been cut and there are only a few pieces left. How can I reheat these pieces so the sides don’t dry out?
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Butterscotch Pie setting

I am using a recipe taken from this Recipe for Butterscotch Pie recipe. I will post a picture below as well. The main ingredients for the pie are 2 3.4 ounce instant butterscotch pudding mixes with ...
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Can I make a sweet hot water crust pastry?

I’ve been making lots of Hand raised pies recently and I’m wondering if it’s possible to do a sweet hot water crust pastry. What I’m wanting to attempt is a Christmassy Hand raised mince pie. My ...
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Edwards Hersheys creme pie made in 2013 ok to eat? [duplicate]

I just happened to see it in the freezer and it looks really good hasn't been opened or thawed but everywhere I look I seem to get a different answer on weather it would be okay to eat or not. ...
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Do pies baked in disposable pans turn out okay?

Do disposable pans affect the quality of pies baked in them? I'm worried that using a disposable pan may adversely affect the end result.
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apple crumble for pie

My church assembles apple pies for sale on a Monday. Crusts are made ahead and frozen. Crumbs are made on Friday and refrigerated. This year the crumbs have become lump, hard, and almost impossible ...
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Pie Filling temperature [duplicate]

I made a large batch of strawberry rhubarb pie filling and apple pie filling. How long can it sit out on the counter and at what temperature has it spoiled?
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Puff Pastry vs Pie Crust

I have been making the following pie dough for a while (with great results): https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/06/old-fashioned-flaky-pie-dough-recipe.html Recently I made some rough puff ...
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What makes pie dough sticky?

I am using this recipe Serious eats pie dough Every thing went well until I added the water. I have put everything correctly (weighed) and the dough came out sticky. I tried adding flour but to no ...
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How do I pick up and move shortcrust pastry dough without breaking it?

Apologies if this is a bit of a newbie question! I have no problem with making, chilling, and rolling my pastry, but for the life of me I can never manage to pick up my pastry without it breaking ...
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Coconut cream pie needs more coconut flavour

I have just made one of my favourite pies (coconut cream) and it was delicious, but it didn't pack a ton of coconut flavour as I was striving for. I made a shortbread crust with coconut that I toasted,...
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Greek yogurt substitute in baking?

So this recipe (lemon rhubarb pie), calls for 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt. What would be a good substitute for Greek yogurt? creme fraiche or cream cheese? And will it affect the final product?
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Is Torta de Santiago supposed to be very moist?

Is a Torta de Santiago supposed to be moist? I cook it on convection for full time but the cake is still moist, so much so that my 95 year old mother-in-law cooks pieces I give her again! A couple ...
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Can I "fill" a chicken pot pie 24 hours before cooking it?

I have made chicken pot pie filling. I was hoping to lay the pie pastry in the pie pan, fill it with the filling, lay the second pie pastry on top, and then refrigerate the raw pir in the fridge for a ...
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Sour cream peach pecan pie

In this recipe it says to use 2 tablespoons of peach preserves what can I use in place of the preserve? My supermarket does not have it.
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Dough blender vs dough cutter?

I'm regularly baking pies again and I might want to get into pastry a bit more and looking for tools to help me out. I have seen about a dozen videos about creating the perfect pastry dough and I ...
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What role does salt play in pumpkin pie?

My pie filling texture didn't seem right but I don't know what went wrong. The flavor was good, but the texture was a little off, but I don't even know how to explain the difference. But I later ...
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Can I substitute bread flour with all purpose for hot water crusts?

Many recipe for a hot water crust I have seen calls for something like 15%-20% of the flour to be bread flour? Is going AP flour fine, or do I need to do more/something else to make the substitute?
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what is the purpose of lemon/acid in fruit maceration for pie baking?

A lot of pie recipes will tell you to take out the liquid in juicy fruits, like apple and peaches, for pie baking. The purpose is to avoid a soggy crust with too much liquid. Some people even put ...
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Can I use sprinkling of sugar in pie pan before the crust?

I put a sprinkling of coarse sugar on top of a pie crust that's been brushed with egg, to crisp it a little. Can I put a sprinkling of the coarse sugar directly in the pie pan before putting the ...

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