Homemade Pie Shield
Here's our test kitchen tips for protecting the edges of your pie crust during baking.
Sometimes the edges of a pie get too brown before the rest of the pie is finished cooking. The standard advice for dealing with the situation is to crimp strips of foil around the affected areas, but it’s easier said than done because the pie plate is perilously hot. And the strips of foil have a tendency to fall off as the pie is returned to the oven. We’ve devised a much easier method. We cut a circle out of a square piece of foil and then place that square on top of the pie.