Pie Question from a non-baker
Husband has asked that I make an Apple Crumble pie for Thanksgiving (guessing I can survive that without a major disaster). My question is: Can I bake it tomorrow or should I do it on Thursday?
Definitely Thursday for optimally crisp crust and topping. If you are making your own crust you can do both that (even rolling and lining the pan, then tightly wrapped and chilled) and preparing the crumble, on Wednesday. Then prepping the apples, assembling, and baking won't take long on Thurs.
If you were asking earlier, I would say to prepare it and freeze it unbaked, saving the baking for Thanksgiving. Frozen pies bake up very nicely. (The same cannot, in my opinion, be said of defrosted already-cooked pies.) However, I am not sure it's worth it the day before -- but maybe it is for you! Otherwise I'd make up the crusts and crumbs, and save the apple prep and baking for tomorrow. I wouldn't prepare the apples ahead of time and just let them sit, as they will likely get overly brown and juicy.
Good luck with your pie!