Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Easy and Quick Crust

Getting into the holiday spirit we know many of you, as well as us, will be on the pie making train. This crust is super easy and can be made ahead of time and frozen, so when you need some crust it is right there. Since you are making a batch your pies can be as big, or as small, as you want them!

Shopping list
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Flag (1 tbsp flax to 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tbsp distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 8 tbsp cold water

Small Bowl
Medium mixing bowl
Saran Wrap or large zip top bag
Measuring cup, tbsp, tsp
Mixing spoon or spatula

Time 1 hour and 15 minutes
Prep 15 minutes
Refrigeration 1 hour minimum
Yield 2 (generous) medium size pie shells

Time To Get Cooking!!!
Mix together flax seed and 3 tbsp water
Let sit to the side for 5 minutes
Add flour, 1 tsp baking soda, salt
Mix gently to combine
Mix in flag and oil
Dough should have a crumbly look to it by now
Add vinegar and water
Vinegar increases the flakiness of the crust as well as helps it to brown without using adding oils
Mix together with hands untill fully incorporated together
Roll into ball and wrap with plastic wrap or put into a zip top bag
Set in fridge for at least 1 hour before using
This will help it to become flaky so the longer the better
Roll out over reaming baking soda
Oil and flour pie dish 
Cook for 5 minutes on 350 before mixing in pie filling
Finish cooking according to chosen pie recipe

1 generous medium sized pie crust (1/6 slice serving size per person)
Use are pie crust, crackers, wraps or anything else to satisfy your crust need

Storing and Reheating
Store in fridge for up to a week (unbaked) of the freezer for up to 1 month (unbaked)
Let thaw completely before rolling out and baking

Nutritional Facts (per 1/6 slice)
Calories 82
Fat 5g
Carbs 8g
Protein 1g
compared to a store bought product
Calories 110
Fat 7g
Carbs 12g
Protein 1g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories -28
Fat -2g
Carbs -4g
Protein 0g

Recipe Cost: $0.46
Cost Per Serving: $0.04
compared to a store bought product
Product cost on Average: 2.35
Product cost per serving on average: $0.15
You Save on Average Per Serving: $0.09

-Make sure to oil and flour your pie dish before baking so it can be easily sliced and served
-Poke holes in the bottom with a fork to prevent bubbling


  1. Would be nice to have some pie and tart shells on hand for entertaining. Thanks so much, could get some ahead and in the freezer with Christmas approaching no one wants to be in the kitchen last minute making pie crust.

  2. Exactly our thinking! We are glad you like it!


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