Sara Lee Cherry Pie

@stealthy (8188)
United States
November 23, 2012 5:32pm CST
The Sara Lee frozen pie is not bad as such things go. But they need to supply better instructions for the tip they give for when you are baking it. The backing time is given as 60-65 mins. and the tip is that you should check it at 45 mins. and if need be cover the just the edges with aluminum foil to keep them from getting too brown. Well that is nice and all but I want to know is just how are you supposed to that without burning your self. You have to take the pie out of the oven and even if you have tried to pre-shape pieces of foil before putting the pie in to start baking, the pieces can't be put on so that they will stay in place. If you try with your bare hands, you get burned and if you use oven mitts you don't have the dexterity to do it. I tried twice and each time one piece would fall off completely and the others didn't fit properly. The end result was that gauging the proper cooking time was made harder because of having to take the pie out of the oven and the edges were still too brown. Also, there really was no difference between where the edge had been covered and where the cover didn't stay on at all.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Perhaps you could just lower the temperature. Another is by putting the pie at a pie container (baking) and cover the sides up before putting into the oven. You could foil them up perfectly while still cold. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
23 Nov 12
Then the edges wouldn't get cooking at all and would still be mostly raw dough.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
24 Nov 12
it would be easier to remove them than it was to put them on? Take them off at 45 min. and they will brown the last 20 min.
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
24 Nov 12
That is a great idea. If I ever get another one, I will try to remember to do that. Shame on me for not thinking of it.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Nov 12
I don't think I have ever purchased a Sara Lee pie before, but I know what you mean about the foil part of baking a pie. I actually got these things once that are preshaped to put over the pie crusts. They made it a little easier to keep the pie crust and my fingers from getting burnt.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
24 Nov 12
I had the same problem with the Sara Lee Cherry Pie recently cooked and couldn't just go out and buy an already made pie. The local restaurants aren't selling cherry pie because of the shortage of cherries this year. Its really bad because I would love to have a great tasting slice of pie and be able to enjoy the crust.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
23 Nov 12
Thanks for the info.... they sell these here in mexico at walmart. I will have to try them. I really like the sara lee breads.