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Color of Crust
The color and appearance of a finished pie has a great deal to do with its sale. Color is a rather hard quality in a pie to describe yet it is one of the pie’s most important attributes and is of far-reaching importance in building repeat business. Opinions vary as to the ideal color but it should be every baker’s aim to determine the color his customers desire and then make every effort to maintain it. We believe most women prefer unwashed pies.
While we can give no definite time and temperature combination for a desirable color, we do know that to obtain any degree of uniformity, much attention should be paid to oven heat and baking time.
As brought out under “Ingredients,” sugar and milk or egg washes are used for their bearing on crust color.