Homemade apple pies amongst an Autumn season setting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on November 14, 2021. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)


The Pie Crust Hack That Eliminates The Risk Of A Soggy Bottom
According to Instagrammer @answerswithanna, you can absorb extra liquid from a pie's fruit filling and prevent the crust's bottom from getting soggy with a simple ingredient: oats.
To do this, sprinkle two tablespoons of oats on the bottom of the pie before adding the fruit filling. This will prevent the fruit from making the bottom of the crust soggy.
Despite comments that claimed this method didn't make the pie taste like oats, plenty of people seemed hesitant to try it. One commenter shared that they use tapioca instead.
Cornstarch can make another good alternative, while others suggested bread crumbs, cream cheese, and even cookie crumbs.
To avoid using oats or other thickeners, try baking the crust before adding the filling, also called a blind-bake. Just remember to add weights so it doesn't shrink in the oven.
You can also brush the pie crust with an egg white wash prior to baking, which will form a barrier between the crust and filling to prevent sogginess.