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apple pie secrets?

dixieday | Sep 29, 2004 10:38 AM

I'm entering a apple-pie-baking contest in my mom's hometown this weekend. My usual pie is a straightforward, all-butter-crust, apples-sugar-cinnamon-flour combo, which always comes out well. But I'm wondering if anyone has any good tricks for truly fabulous pie--for example, how can I keep the bottom crust from getting soggy? I'm not looking to add any weird flavors (no lime rind or star anise), just to make a real blue-ribbon pie! Planning on using a mix of Crispins and Macouns for the filling. Any advice appreciated!

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