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Baking Temperatures for Pies and Pastries

Here you’ll find temperatures in Fahrenheit and their Celsius conversions as well as cook times for 11 types of pies/shells:

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  • - Mirangue pies

  • - Apple or any double-crust pie with raw filling

  • - Custard, Pumpkin, or open pies

  • - Open cross-cut and “fruit deep” pies

  • - Double crust pie with pre-cooked filling

  • - Open pies with soufflé filling

  • - Pastry straws

  • - Pie shells

  • - Puff pastry

  • - Tart shells

  • - Turnovers.

All ovens are not created equal.  Each type and age of oven may heat differently, so stay near your oven at first, about five minutes before ending time, until you get to know the amount of time that works best.  Also be sure to watch out for places in your oven that may cook more and those that may cook less - for example, one of my ovens tends to cook foods and parts of foods faster when placed towards the right side than those placed on the left side.

For your convenience we’ve also included the link to our how to page on simple pie pastry crusts:

MERINGUE PIES: 

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  300 F / 149 C

Time:  15 min.

APPLE OR ANY DOUBLE CRUST PIE WITH RAW FILLING:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  400 F / 204 C.

Time:  40 min. (reduce the heat slightly during last 10 min.)

CUSTARD, PUMPKIN, OR SIMILAR OPEN PIES:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  450 F and then 325 F / 232 C and then 162 C

Time:  10 min. and then 30 min.

CRANBERRY, OR SIMILAR OPEN CROSS CUT PIES, AS WELL AS FRUIT DEEPS LIKE APPLE OR OTHER DEEP FRUIT PIES HAVING TOP CRUSTS ONLY:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius: 450 F / 232 C

Time:  20 min.  40 min. (reduce the heat slightly during last 10 min.)

MINCE PIE, OR ANY DOUBLE CRUST PIE WITH A PREVIOUSLY COOKED FILLING:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  450 F / 232 C

Time:  30 min.

OPEN PIES HAVING A SOUFFLE FILLING:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius: 375 C / 190 C

Time:  30 min.

PASTRY STRAWS:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  500 F / 260 C

Time:  10 min.

PIE SHELLS:

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Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  500 F / 260 C

Time:  12 min.

PUFF PASTRY:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  500 F to 550 F / 260 C to 287 C

Time:  12 min.

TART SHELLS:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  500 F / 260 C

Time:  10 min.

TURNOVERS:

Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius:  450 F / 232 C

Time:  15 min.