I’ve been buying frozen fruit pies from my supermarket, and as much as I try to follow directions, they never seem to come out right.
Either the top part of the crust starts to burn or else I seem to take it out before the bottom has fully cooked.
I tried adjusting the temperature up and down and also the cooking time, but after more than 10 pies I just never seems to work right. I tried baking one at 350 instead of 375 and the crust just dissolved and got mushy. I tried 400 and the whole top turned black. And the bottom still wasn’t fully cooked – as in flaky crust.
Is there any “art” to cooking one of these things? Some cost $11-12 so I’m not buying cheap stuff. I’ve never gotten a one of them to cook where the bottom is that flaky brown crust that you expect from a pie.
I feel like these pies cannot be cooked right…maybe I should thaw them first?