Is it better to cook apple pie filling first?

Chef's answer
Pre-cooking the apple pie filling before baking ensures that the filling is never undercooked or watery. It's also a great way to avoid that dreaded gap between the baked top crust and the filling. ... 6 Thanksgivings ago, I made a beautiful apple pie. I let it cool for 3 hours.Oct 1, 2019
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Make Pie Fillings Ahead. Pick a day to make your fillings and then store them covered in the refrigerator. Be sure to stir them well before filling your pie crust as some of the ingredients may have settled to the bottom over time.18 Nov 2013
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If the filling is wet (i.e., watery) rather than sticky, as is the case with already cooked meat, the filling will pull away from the wrapper during steaming or frying. ... He minced it, added chopped vegetables, stuffed the mixture into the wrappers and fried the dumplings.Mar 19, 2013
Remember the power of protein. It makes all the difference in building a satisfying and filling salad. Meat, fish, eggs, and tofu are always solid options, but also consider beans, nuts, and quinoa to give your salad a boost.Jan 20, 2017
Cornstarch. A starch thickener is one of the most important ingredients in a pie filling. I use a touch of cornstarch in my pumpkin pie because it helps set up the pie. Makes it a little sturdier and firm, while keeping everything smooth.Oct 26, 2014
When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency.
The most common thickeners used for pie fillings are flour, cornstarch and tapioca. These starches all work well to thicken pie filling juices but not of equal power. All thickeners have advantages and disadvantage. The trick is to use just the right amount to achieve the desired thickness after the pie is baked.
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