Pie tastes great any time of year, but you have to get it right. A soggy pie crust can ruin an otherwise great pie, If you preheat your baking sheet, you'll end up with a better crust.
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We've covered this tip for vegetables, and pies follow the same rule. The Kitchn reminds us that even if it takes a little more time to preheat the baking sheet, your pies will come out better.
Place a baking sheet in the oven as it heats, then place your pie dish directly on that hot baking sheet — this little extra boost of heat will do wonders in terms of getting the crust to cook and set quickly.
The hot sheet lets steam develop and keeps it crispy. Check out the link for other ways to always have a flaky pie crust.
5 Ways to Prevent Soggy Pie Crust [The Kitchn]