How do I make a beautiful pre-baked pie crust?
November 28, 2008 12:32 PM Subscribe
Why is my pie crust melting?!
posted by eirelander to food & drink (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is so aggravating. I am trying to pre-bake a pie crust for pumpkin pie, pecan pie, whatever. I follow the directions to the tee - the crust is in the freezer for 30 minutes, so it is rock hard when I take it out of the freezer and stick it in the 425 degree oven. I've used pie weights (beans), and I haven't used pie weights, and I still get the same result. The nice crimped edge sluffs down the side of the pie pan and I end up with this bubbling blob of dough in the base of the pie plate.
I have tried all butter and butter/shortening recipes.
So the dough is cold and weighted, and it still melts.
What am I doing wrong here? What is the trick to getting a beautiful pre-baked crust?