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Pie crust troubleshooting

AnnieWilliams Nov 21, 2012 03:24 AM

And it's a pre-made pie crust! I tried twice last night to make Ina's Perfect Pie crust, and both times the dough was over-processed. So I finally gave up and went out and got the Pillsbury dough that you put in the pan. Yay.

So I baked two pecan pies this morning, and on both, the dough cracked on the bottom! There are several cracks and some of the filling leaked through. I'm not sure if it's going to stick or not. They are browned butter pecan pies so there is a lot of butter.

Are the pies ruined? They look good otherwise, just a little over-browned.

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    mara44 Nov 21, 2012 07:01 AM

    Sound like they will be just fine. I agree with the suggestion of whipped cream will hide any imperfections. Remember, never apologize. Say nothing, and no one will ever know. Except us Chowhounds.

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    1. re: mara44
      AnnieWilliams Nov 21, 2012 08:03 AM

      Thanks Mara!

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      tacosandbeer Nov 21, 2012 05:02 AM

      Guessing you used a glass pan and that's how you can tell they are cracked? I've had that issue a few times - esp with pecan pies, and yeah, they stick a little, but once you cut them and plate them up, it's not that big of a deal. I would serve them and not think twice. A nice dollop of whipped cream covers a multitude of mistakes, too.

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      1. re: tacosandbeer
        AnnieWilliams Nov 21, 2012 06:48 AM

        Yep I used glass! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had that problem. I couldn't find anything on the web about it. I was just worried about having to chisel the pieces out of the plate.

        Thanks so much for your advice, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

      2. AnnieWilliams Nov 21, 2012 03:29 AM

        I guess I should mention that there were zero cracks when I lined the pie pan. :(

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