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Whole Foods Gluten-Free Frozen Pie Crusts - Prebake?

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I need to bake a gluten-free traditional pumpkin pie for my sister-in-law for Thanksgiving. I purchased Whole Foods frozen gluten-free pie crusts. The directions say that for a baked filled pie - bake at 325 degrees for 65-70 minutes. The gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe I have says to start the temperature at 425 for 15 minutes and then turn it down to 350 for 40-50 minutes.

The chef at Whole Foods suggested that I completely pre-bake the pie crust as directed with pie weights, add the pumpkin filling and then bake it for 425 for 15 min then at 350 for 40-50 min. I'm afraid the crust will be toast by the time the pumpkin filling sets even if I put foil around the outside crust.

A previous poster said that these crusts would be fine either pre-baked or not but I would really like to know what would work best.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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I've used these pie crusts and never had to prebake. I would think that prebaking would lead to burnt crusts....

Wenmin

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Thawed not prebaked and cover the crust edges after they get to the desired color.


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Wenmin and Missy'smom - thank you so much for your advice. I was afraid that pre-baking was the wrong thing to do for a pumpkin pie.

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you again for you help.

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We love the Whole Foods frozen pie crust! They are so yummy!

I do prebake mine, with the edges covered in foil, at 350 for 7-8 minutes only. I poke a few fork holes in the bottom of the crust to prevent the crust from puffing up. I used to not prebake the bottom crust, but found out we like it much better prebaked.

I also use these crust for my chicken pot pie recipe. I diffently prebake the bottom crust when making this, other wise it becomes soggy.

Sometimes I thaw one of the frozen crust upside down on a large cutting board, and roll it out (between parchament or wax paper), and use it to top my pies where a 2 crust pie crust is needed (fruit pies, chicken pot pie)

So great!

Enjoy!

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Thawed not prebaked and cover the crust edges after they get to the desired color.

Agreed. i cover the edges with a pie guard and bake on the lowest oven rack for the bottom to cook properly.


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