Chicken pot pie with exposed filling
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The Egg Wash Tip For Preventing Soggy Bottom Crust In Chicken Pot Pie
Making a chicken pot pie can be tricky, since the extra moisture in the brothy filling can make the crust a soggy mess. Luckily, this can be avoided with a simple egg wash.
Egg wash is often brushed on top of baked goods to promote browning and add a subtle shine, but it can also be used to create a barrier that protects pie crust from the filling.
Start by cracking one egg into a bowl and adding a tablespoon of water. Whisk them together until fully combined, then use a pastry brush to apply the wash.
Spread a thin layer of egg wash onto your bottom crust, all the way to its edges. Now you can pour in your filling, add the top crust, and pop it in the oven.
You can elevate your crust even more by buttering your pie pan before laying in the crust. This will promote more crispness and browning, and add a little extra buttery flavor.