Do you cook apples before putting them in a pie?

Fresh Apples

Don’t cook them. Just keep them in cold water to keep them from browning until it’s time to assemble the pie. Coat the raw apples with sugar and flour and pour them into the crust.

Why is my homemade apple pie watery?

One of the chief reasons bakers end up with apple soup under the crust is failure to bake their pie long enough. In addition, the starch in the thickener absorbs some of the water in the juice, making the remaining juice highly flavorful and dense enough to hold the apples in place.

How do you thicken homemade apple pie filling?

The best way to thicken runny apple pie filling before baking it is to add some cornstarch, tapioca starch, or flour to your mix.

How do I keep the bottom of my apple pie from getting soggy?

Let any fillings cool completely before adding them to the pastry case. To prevent a wet filling from making the pastry base soggy, preheat a baking tray and cook the pie on that – the extra heat will set the pastry faster.

How do I make my bottom pie crust crispy?

1. Blind Bake. The most common way to ward off a soggy pie crust is by a process called blind baking. Blind baking means you pre-bake the crust (sometimes covered with parchment or foil and weighed down with pie weights to prevent the crust from bubbling up) so that it sets and crisps up before you add any wet filling.

How do you fix a soggy bottom pie?

Why is my pastry soggy on the bottom?

The gluten in the flour gives pastry its texture, while fat offers flavour. If the fat melts before a strong gluten structure has formed, the pastry will end up soggy. Overly moist fillings can also contribute to a soggy bottom as the liquid will drop to the bottom of the pie and ooze into the pastry.

Should you Prebake bottom pie crust?

Some recipes like quiches recommend partially cooked pie shells because the baking time wouldn’t be long enough to fully cook the dough otherwise. Pre-baking a crust can ensure that your pie or tart crust will be fully baked and browned, and not soggy.

Why does my pie crust not cook on the bottom?

Custard and cream pies: a different solution

Bake your crust, add the filling, and bake until the filling is done. I promise you, the crust won’t burn on the bottom; the filling will insulate it. As for the crust’s exposed edges, simply cover them with a pie shield or strips of foil to protect them.

When should you not blind bake?

There are two times when blind baking is necessary: when we’re making a custard pie or when the pie filling is unbaked. With a custard pie, like a pumpkin pie, the moisture in the filling can make the crust soggy before it has time to actually bake.