How to Keep Pie Crust from Sticking to a Pan

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Nothing ruins a beautiful pie faster than a crust that sticks, tears, or falls apart when you try to remove it from the pan. Fruit pies are notorious for sticking! We’re going to go over several simple techniques you can use to keep your pie crust from sticking to a pan.

choosing the right pan

The material of your pan can affect how your pie crust bakes and how it releases. Non-stick pans are a good option. Glass conducts heat evenly, making it another good option.


No matter what type of pan you choose, it’s important to prepare it properly. Grease your pan with butter or cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

chill pie crust

Before rolling out your pie crust, chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, this will make it less likely to stick to the pan.

preparing pie crust

When preparing the bottom crust, make sure to trim the overhang and crimp the edges to seal it. This helps to prevent the filling from leaking out and sticking to the pan.

baking your pie

If baking a fruit pie, one of the best ways to prevent sticking is to bake the pie on high heat (say 425F) for 15 minutes, then turn it back to 350F. Click through for more tips.

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