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Ina Garten's Dough Tip For Perfect Pot Pies
One of the most common mishaps with pot pies is the top crust sinking into the filling as it bakes. While you could solve this problem by either cooling the filling before assembling the pie or freezing the pie dough beforehand, Ina Garten has a time-saving method that keeps your pot pie crust in place.
In an episode of "Barefoot Contessa,” Garten shares that before placing the rolled-out pie dough on top of the pie, she brushes egg wash onto the edges of the baking dish. She explains that doing so allows pie dough to adhere to the baking dish, preventing the crust from sinking into the filling.
In the episode, Garten can be seen assembling her pot pie right after she finishes preparing the filling on the stove. Even though the filling is still hot, the crust doesn't sink in as it bakes, instead it puffs out because the egg wash holds the edges in place.