Homemade apple pies amongst an Autumn season setting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on November 14, 2021. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The Generous Tip For Baking A Fuller Fruit Pie
When baking pie, what seems like a decent amount of fruit filling can shrink quite a bit as the juices cook out. This can leave you with a sunken, understuffed-looking pie.
To avoid this, fill your pie with a little more fruit than your recipes recommend. This will ensure that your finished pie is attractively domed with a thick layer of fruit inside.
Rather than relying solely on cup measurements, visually assess the filling. If it's below the rim of the crust before baking, keep adding more until it reaches the rim’s level.
Aim for a filling that peaks slightly above the top of the rim. This amount should be enough to fill the pie without leaking, and the final dessert will look grand and generous.