You’ve got company coming over. You want to impress them with a gorgeous, flaky, gourmet looking homemade pie. As they say, the devil is in the details. With pie this is truth.
If a cracked crust isn’t on your menu, may I humbly suggest venting your fruit pies properly will keep your crust intact. As far as keeping your sanity intact when company is coming, you’ll have to figure that one out on your own!