There’s nothing worse than taking a bite of pie, expecting the sweet, flaky goodness of freshly-baked pastry, and instead being met with the dry, crumbly taste of disappointment.

If you’re a home baker, then you know that feeling all too well.

Yes, I know you are still hopeful about your pies.

Whether it’s due to your own errors in the kitchen or because your pie was mishandled after you sold it, a bad pie is always a letdown.

But how can you tell if your pie has gone bad? Here are ten signs to watch out for.

How to Tell if Your Pie Has Gone Bad?

  1. The crust is dry and crumbly.
  2. The filling is runny or has chunks missing.
  3. The pie has an off-putting smell.
  4. The pie is significantly darker or lighter than usual.
  5. The filling is burnt around the edges.
  6. The crust is burnt around the edges.
  7. The filling has separated from the crust.
  8. There are cracks in the crust.
  9. The crust is shrinking away from the sides of the pan.
  10. You can’t remember when you made the pie.

If you see any of these signs in your pies, it’s best to throw them out and start fresh.

After all, there’s nothing worse than eating a bad pie…except maybe selling one!

As a home baker, it’s important to be vigilant about the quality of your pies so that you can avoid any negative feedback from your customers.

By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that your pies will always be fresh and delicious!

Categorized in: