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crankin 04-29-2014 12:47 PM

Does the crust for peach pie need to be prebaked?
 
Should a peach pie crust be prebaked? I see some recipes calling for prebaked, others not - both call for cooking the peaches in the oven at some point (in other words, the filling is not fully cooked before adding to the crust). I'd prefer not to prebake since it's just an extra step and time for the crust to cool, etc., but what would you do?

Oldvine 04-29-2014 01:00 PM

I do what the recipe that I'm using tells me to do.

Chief Longwind Of The North 04-29-2014 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by crankin (Post 1360259)
Should a peach pie crust be prebaked? I see some recipes calling for prebaked, others not - both call for cooking the peaches in the oven at some point (in other words, the filling is not fully cooked before adding to the crust). I'd prefer not to prebake since it's just an extra step and time for the crust to cool, etc., but what would you do?

Peach pie filling is very juicy until the thickener binds the liquid. When I make pies that have significant liquid in the filling, I brush the crust with egg wash, then partially pre-bake the crust before adding the filling. This is called "blind baking". The egg wash sets and forms a moisture-proof barrier between the filling, and the inner crust. By blind baking with egg wash, the crust is more tender, and flaky, even on the bottom.

Hope that helps.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

CWS4322 04-29-2014 04:22 PM

Sometimes I blind-bake the crust for 7-8 minutes, but most of the time not.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ars-72777.html

bakechef 04-29-2014 08:16 PM

Fruit pies can cause soggy bottom crusts, but if I'm doing a double crust pie, I really can't blind bake and have it sealed shut.

I counter the soggy bottom by using a ceramic pie pan (glass works very well too), and cooking it at the bottom rack position in the oven closest to the element. This works for me with pumpkin pie as well. This gives the intense heat needed to cook the bottom crust.

ShellyCooks 04-29-2014 09:37 PM

Great ideas, everyone. I'm just not good at making pies, so I do a lot of cobblers and crisps. Peach crisp is one of my favorites!

Cooking Goddess 04-29-2014 10:03 PM

I always pre-bake my peach pie crusts, but then again I have made only fresh peach pie. In that case the crust is fully baked, then filled with glazed peaches and topped with fresh whipped cream.

bakechef 04-29-2014 10:31 PM

I make at least one peach pie every summer from local peaches, it might be my favorite fruit pie! I think that this one is from last summer.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c.../peach+pie.jpg

Chief Longwind Of The North 04-30-2014 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by bakechef (Post 1360365)
I make at least one peach pie every summer from local peaches, it might be my favorite fruit pie! I think that this one is from last summer.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c.../peach+pie.jpg

Scrumptious looking pie.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

menumaker 04-30-2014 06:27 AM

Can I have a piece of that pie please?


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