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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What adjustments are needed to change a pie recipe to a turnover recipe?

I want to make turnovers (e.g. a similar product is popular at McDonalds), instead of pie in a pan. Is this simply a matter of making a dumpling-shape with the dough, and then putting the fruit inside,...
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Fix for runny pecan pie

I have read the boards from people who ask what they can do with a pecan pie that did not set up and all the responses are what the cook should have done from the beginning. That doesn't help. Is ...
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How do I cook a cottage pie from chilled?

I made a cottage pie yesterday afternoon but did not cook it. I cooked the mince and veg and the mash, put it in the dish but did not put it in the oven. I then allowed it to cool and then placed it ...
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Can I put a layer of almond paste in my tart that will not be baked?

All the recipes I'm finding are for pies where you put the layer of thinly rolled almond paste on the pie shell, add the filling and then bake. I'm wanting to blind bake my pie shell, lay down the ...
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How to set cookie crumbs

When a receipe uses cookie crumbs mixed with melted butter for a base, it usually requires it to go into the oven for about 10 minutes. I am wondering why it needs to go into the oven as opposed to ...
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Is there anything special about "homogenized" shortening?

I'm interested in trying to make this "water whip" pie crust. Unlike a typical pie crust where lard/butter/shortening is cut into the flour, the shortening is apparently melted and whipped before the ...
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Minced meat malaise

I've been cooking a Dutch pie lately, and the results are not very regular. Using the exact same ingredients (I'm trying to get the best minced meat, but that's hard), sometimes the minced meat ...
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Prevent the dough from "oxidizing"?

I was practicing and trying to make an apple pie depending on this source: http://allrecipes.com/howto/perfect-pie-crusts/detail.aspx In the Liquid section, it's said: "A little bit of acid--vinegar ...
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What is the difference between Dutch Pie and German Pie?

I've seen several recipes of the two pies and even then I don't know if there is an original. Usually in Dutch Pie in Brazil, picture here, I see it based on a dough made with melted butter and ...
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Why use boiling water in a shoofly pie?

I made a shoofly pie using the recipe from Joy of Cooking. That recipe instructed to mix 1 cup of boiling water into the mixture (of eggs and molasses) before pouring into the pie shell. Why boiling ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why shouldn't a precooked pie be frozen?

I bought a Selection brand strawberry pre-cooked pie. I just read the instructions on the pie and just realized it was pre-cooked but it says to not freeze the pie. Unfortunately, I froze it right ...
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Why do some recipes call for kneading pie/tart dough?

I've have read many times that pie dough is meant to be held sparingly to avoid creating gluten, but kneading the pie dough does exactly that. So, what is the motivation?
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having problem with chicken pot pie crust

I made two chicken pot pies last night, and the crust turned out like a giant cracker. Not soft and flaky at all like the store bought ones. I think I have identified two probable reasons: 1) I ...
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Use chia seeds to help thicken a pot pie

Can I put chia seeds in a pot pie filling to help thicken it? If so, how would I do it? (i.e., how much chia seeds, how much cornstarch, do I need to pre-soak, etc.) Edit: It was this recipe, and it ...
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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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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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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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Can I use baking powder to replace cream of tartar [closed]

I need cream of tartar to make a special apple pie,but I have none can you tell me the correct substitute I need a proper answer The pie is called cracker apple pie the crust is made of crackers
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Lighter texture for chocolate pie

I've used the recipe below to make chocolate pie a few times recently: 1 c heavy cream 1/2 milk 8-10 oz chocolate 2 tbsp sugar pinch salt 2 eggs Heat the milk/cream over low ...
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What should be the tooth of banana pudding pie?

Last night I made a vegan banana pudding pie for Pi Day, and despite the quality of the pie as a pie, I was left wondering if I had gotten the pudding texture right. I had anticipated something a bit ...
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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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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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Sliced citrus in a pie?

I've been considering making an orange pie - but something generally closer to e.g. an apple or pear pie than a key-lime. Something with distinct slices, not a custard(-ish) filling. From a cursory ...
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How to Bake Banana into Banoffee Pie

A friend recently went to Ireland and had a banoffee pie with the bananas somehow made into the caramel. How would one go about replicating this? The only recipes I can find have the banana slices ...
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Can I freeze ricotta hand pies?

I want to make little hand pies with apple and ricotta, bake them, and then freeze them to thaw for afternoon snacks. Any advice? Will that work?
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Pie Crust Partially Cooked

I was given a pie at a food bank,it is not out of date, how ever, when I cut the pie the bottom crust was raw, how can I fix this, can I bake it for awhile, I need an answer, I really don't want to ...
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How do you get this pie top?

So I made a pecan pie, which turned out delicious. However I was not a fan of the top of the pie. How would I go about getting a top like that? How is this done in general?
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How to make a pie with no yolk?

I had a great low fat recipe for a squash pie that had in it four eggs. I tried to take only the egg-whites with no yolk but the pie didn't come out right. It just didn't coke completely, it took ...
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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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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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What are potential causes of splitting in baked pie dough?

I'm trying to identify some potential causes to what might cause the splitting (pictured below). You can see from the photo that the top and bottom, to a lesser extent, are fine. However the other 2 ...
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Is it best to freeze meat pies before or after baking?

I'm making Tourtiere meat pies which will be frozen. should I bake first and then freeze or freeze before baking
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How to make a gooey apple pie?

I really love the gooey consistency of frozen pies. i would like to replicate that texture in my home made recipes. Does anyone know a method of preparing the filling that would accomplish this? I ...
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I am trying to design a pie, but I'm not sure what to take into consideration [closed]

I think a blueberry salmon pie with goat cheese would be delicious, but I am not a professional baker - just an amateur with a decent amount of experience and a good pie crust recipe. So here are my ...
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How much cream should I make for my mini Oreo cream pies?

I'm making mini cream pies, in custard cups, and I just need to know how much cream to make to fill them all.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What would I have to add if I wanted to substitute blueberry juice for light cream in this pie recipe?

I'm going to be making this pie recipe: http://ediblejersey.com/editorial/summer-2011/ricotta-blueberry-pie/ I have a bag of frozen blueberries that are now blueberries in their own juice, would i be ...