How to avoid wet pie crust?

Help! My pie crusts always come out soggy on the bottom. My last fruit pie was a complete disaster. What can I do to get better results?

Your problem has several possible causes. For example, the oven temperature and position of the rack are important: pies need to be baked in the lower part of a preheated oven set to the temperature specified in the recipe. Fruit pies can also be affected by the fact that cooking causes fruits to release a lot of juice, which can soak the bottom crust. To avoid this, sprinkle about 30 ml (2 tablespoons) quick-cooking tapioca powder (such as Minit brand) on the crust. The tapioca will absorb the excess liquid and keep the pastry from getting soaked.