Sliding Pie Crust

Why do my pie crusts slide down? I pierce the crust fully, and whether I pre-bake the crust, or fill it as in a pot pie, the crust slides down the sides of the pie plate or dish. Help!

  • Posted by: Toni
  • December 30, 2018
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Ttrockwood
Ttrockwood December 31, 2018

- most common not letting crust rest. Mix into ball, cover and chill let rest in fridge half hr or more.
- roll out to right size and line pie plate, don’t stretch it! use pie weights. Over rolling and over stretching make it shrink/slide when baking
-let rest again! Just while making filling, or another 15-30min in fridge
- then blind bake
- be sure to use proper pie plate with gentle slant to the sides, deep dish and straight side pans can be problematic because of too straight sides

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Happygoin
Happygoin January 6, 2019

Here’s what else you might try: when you put the rolled-out dough into the tart or pie pan, rather than trimming to the edges of the pan, leave them overhanging. Add your pie-weights (or beans, rice etc). Par-bake for about 10-13 minutes.

Take it out if the oven, and THEN trim the edges with a sharp paring knife. Finish baking. Your crust won’t shrink for the final bake.

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