Cooking at lower temperatures doesn’t always mean you have to cook for longer. In fact, it often means the opposite.
For example, if you want to bake a pie at 350 degrees Fahrenheit instead of 400 degrees, you could leave it in for about 10 minutes less than you would normally bake it at 400 degrees. If you’re cooking chicken breasts in the oven, broiling them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes will be just as effective as broiling them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
When baking cakes and cookies, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees and increase cooking time by five to 10 percent. For example, if a recipe calls for baking at 375°F, reduce it to 350°F and increase cooking time by five percent (i.e., an 18-minute cookie should now bake for 20 minutes).
Last modified: November 6, 2022