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Hi ladies, do any of you make fruit pies? One of my favourite cooking magazines has a bunch of fruit pie recipes this month, but they all have you line the bottom of the pie (between the crust and the fruit) with almond meal. Do you know why? I'm not a huge almond fan, any idea what it would be like without it, or what I could use instead?
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Hi, it's probably to soak up excess juice from the fruit.
If you're using stewed or cooked fruit, just drain off most of the juice before cooking.
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It's to soak up excess juices so you don't get a soggy bottom!
Nothin' worse than a soggy bottom
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Some US recipes use graham crackers to the same effect. I'd go for a shortbread
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