Deep-Dish Apple Pie
This recipes uses a combination of sweet and tart apples for balanced flavor. Precooking the apples allowed us to cram twice as many apples in our deep-dish apple pie recipe than in our standard pie. Why didn’t they fall apart when precooked and then cooked again inside the pie? When the apples are gently heated, their pectin is converted to a heat-stable form that keeps them from becoming mushy when cooked further in the oven. This pie can be made ahead and frozen for up to two weeks before baking, making it a great option if you're planning ahead for your Thanksgiving feast.
How to Fix a Cracked or Slumped Pie Crust
Many recipes for pumpkin and pecan pies call for prebaking the crust and then adding the filling. (This step ensures that the bottom crust is crisp rather than soggy.) Sometimes, however, the pie shells crack or slump when they bake. But, not to worry. With our simple hack, you'll be on your way back to pie perfection in no time.