Pie Tips from Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Writer Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table blog rounds up the best tips she learned from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book.
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Prep the Base Crust

A great trick for preventing a soggy bottom crust: When baking fruit pies, sprinkle the bottom of your crust with a teaspoon of flour and a teaspoon of sugar before baking it. This helps absorb some of the excess fruit juices and helps the bottom crust to crisp.

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