Tuesday’s Tip: How To Avoid Shrinkage

Just to be clear here….I’m talking about pie crust. 🙂

Until recently, every time I would bake a pie (which is not that often I have to say) my crust would shrink during the par baking process.  I couldn’t figure out how to keep this from happening so sometimes I would overcompensate and leave a lot of overhang….other times I would simply look the other way and pretend it didn’t happen.

Then I tried putting the pie crust in the freezer for 30 minutes before baking….it worked like a charm.  I don’t know the science behind this trick, nor do I remember where I saw the clever idea but it is the only thing that keeps my crust from retreating into the center of the pie plate.  If I come across the source I’ll update this post but for now…if you haven’t made your pies already you, too, can avoid shrinkage!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Note: This is for single-crust pies only…double crust you can prepare as directed in your recipe.

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