I’ve been making a bunch of pies lately – mostly because I need it. And I can share one take-away: give me corn starch or give me death.
I have been constantly been using cornstarch across every pie lately – and the results have been great. If a recipe doesn’t call for corn starch, I use a bunch of it. And if it does call for corn starch, I use even more. If the filing calls for flour, I substitute it for cornstarch – and then use even more cornstarch.
It’s been my experience that most recipes doesn’t use enough cornstarch. And that flour is a poor substitute for cornstarch. But, that’s my preference, because I don’t want the pie innards flopping all over the place.
I hope you enjoy the photos of pie!