I have a great pie recipe for you later this week! First I wanted to share this short tutorial on how to prevent your crust from burning.
It is always inevitable that the edge of any pie crust will begin to burn before the pie is fully cooked. There is nothing worse than a burnt pie crust. In my opinion, the crust is the best part of any pie. Here’s how to cook a perfect pie crust using some basic supplies from your kitchen:
Start first by tearing off a large sheet of parchment paper. Lay it flat on a baking sheet or the counter. Flip over your pie plate, in order to trace the circumference onto the parchment paper.
Next, fold the parchment paper in half where the edges of the circle create a mirror image on each side of the fold.
Start cutting on the folded side of the paper, about 1 inch – 1.5 inches on the inside of the circle drawn on the parchment paper. Keep a 1-1.5 inch buffer from your line and work your way around the semi-circle.
Unfold the parchment paper and test out your shield on the pie plate to see if the crust will be sufficiently covered. You may need to trim the outside edges of the parchment paper, if there is a lot of excess that hangs off.
Now you have an easy one-time-use parchment shield that will prevent your crust from burning!