I love to cook. I love to bake. I love to eat ;)
One thing that I have never managed to master is baking pies.
I can make pefect pastry, and blind bake and fill no problem.
What I can't do is bake a filled pie and have my bottom crust done and brown :(
That is, until yesterday :)
It may be cheating, but it's the only thing I found that works!
I place my filled pie plate on a preheated baking stone in my oven to bake.
It was magic!
A beautifully browned crust, top and bottom :D
I just wanted to share my success...
(Now I need to get a big slab of stone to put on my bottom oven rack and leave there all the time for pies and breads and pizza, etc :) )