Baking a pie is really not very difficult, even for beginning cooks. Pies are basically assembly jobs, involving crust, filling and a topping.
How To Make Delicious Baked Pumpkin Pie
If you’ve ever baked a pie then you know that it takes a bit of practice to get it just right. Many times you will find yourself making adjustments to the recipe while you are baking the pie. Sometimes these adjustments do not take. As you continue to bake a pie, you will learn how to make these adjustments yourself. Here are some helpful tips for making your pie just right.
The first thing you need to remember when learning how to bake a pie with pie weights is to grease or flour the bottoms of the pans. This helps keep the crust from sticking. However, there is another key to preparing a flaky pie. You also need to grease or flour all of the sides of your pie before filling it. This technique is called “blind baking.”
Anyone Can Bake A Pie
To bake a pie begin with a wire rack, large sheet pan, or aluminum foil. You will need this so the pan is hot and it will heat up the filled pan quickly. You will also want to cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil so the steam does not escape. This will prevent the bottom of the pie from heating up too much. When the bottom is hot it will shrink down but as soon as the bottom cools it will push up and become flaky again.
Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you are using pie weights then a metal strip or a rounded bottom of the pan will work just fine. The paper should be completely dry so it can adhere to the sides of the pan. Gently apply the paper to the sides of the pan, making sure it is completely straight and free of wrinkles.
Use The Best Ingredients For The Filling
Next you will begin to fill the baked pie with filling. The most popular fillings are glazed nuts, candied apples, dried fruit, raisins, homemade sugar, and even homemade spice mixes. Once you have filled the pie with all of these items, it will take about thirty to forty minutes for it to be completely baked. Once it is done baking you will simply remove it from the oven and let it cool down. Once it has cooled down it will be quite delicious.
Baking a pumpkin pie is so much fun and even better when you know that you can make the crust and the baked pumpkin pie at the same time. Many people find this to be a very enjoyable way to spend their Sunday evenings and get together for an evening of eating and drinking. If you want to get even more out of your cooking experience why not try baking other types of pie crusts such as chocolate chip crust or cheesecake crust as well.