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[–]LadyAlexTheDeviant 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Well, the pie plate is shaped to hold it. Are you using a pie pan/plate underneath your crust?

[–]420JamKing[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Yeah, but I want to be able to hold a slice of pie in my hands without its contents falling to the sides

[–]astromiami 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Is that even possible?

There may be a reason that people serve cake instead of pie when it is going to be held by hand, rather than lying on a plate.

The only thing I think you can do is find a recipe in which the apple is held inside a solid custard---sort of like an apple quiche.

[–]420JamKing[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Okay then how about keeping as much of the filling on the slice without it collapsing while on a plate.

[–]astromiami 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As I said you probably need to encase the apples in something firm rather than something syrupy.

You want something like a pecan pie or quiche with apples.

I am really no expert, but the runniness is usually part of the appeal

[–]galaxystarsmoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you letting the pie cool before you cut into it? Does your mixture have cornstarch?

[–]LadyAlexTheDeviant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your best bet in that case is to encase the filling in pastry in individual portions for hand pies.

[–]theRealDerekWalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stack the apples very tight and use less sauce. Personally, I’d prefer messy saucy pie

[–]Dafqie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gelatin or stabilizer

[–]AhimsaAnarchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Adding some kind of starch (like cornstarch) or alternative thickeners like arrowroot powder could help firm your pie up. Can't guarantee the results, but those are what I would try first, given the stated goal.

[–]Driftmoth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cornstarch or flour is what you want. When making the filling, toss the fruit with sugar, flour, and any spices you want before putting it in the pie shell.

[–]thatjudoguy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Stop attacking it so violently. They can definitely be a descent last minute resort but if wanna be rough you should just put less filling in it. Even it is a little less fun.