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Last post 11-20-2013 1:30 PM by map578. 8 replies.
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  • 11-15-2013 7:43 AM

    Making Pie From Scratch

     Making a homemade pie is not as hard as it may seem but it does take a little more work than putting a frozen one in the oven. There is nothing like a homemade pie filling a room with the delicious smells of baking except perhaps the smell of homemade bread baking and homemade soup.

    Check out these tips on pie making:

     Pie crust

    How to roll and crimp pie dough

    Pie crust by HillbillyHousewife

     

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  • 11-15-2013 9:26 AM In reply to

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    I make all out pies from scratch .... the hardest one I make is the pecan pie because everyone  samples the nuts

    the  hillbilly housewife  article is interresting .

    Gayla57

    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in Frugal Food and Cooking and in Slow Cooker Foods



  • 11-15-2013 7:19 PM In reply to

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     I'm rather intimidated by making pie crust ... but I'll happily make the filling!

  • 11-15-2013 9:09 PM In reply to

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    Pie crusts intimidate me too. One day I'll get brave. Jill
  • 11-16-2013 7:29 PM In reply to

    • Peanut
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    Re: Making Pie From Scratch

    My go-to pie crust is so light & flaky...but EASY! The secret is cold vodka - no taste, and the alcohol evaporates to leave behind super flaky crust. The America's Test Kitchen gang tried all kinds of crust tricks, but settled on this one as the best:

    Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust

    You can get little pint bottles of vodka for about $6 in Boston these days...makes a lot of crusts!  :D

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  • 11-19-2013 8:40 AM In reply to

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     Anyone have experience with making crusts with olive or canola oil instead of butter or lard?

    My husband is under doctor's orders to avoid saturated fat. I've made a crust with olive oil, skim milk, and flour and it's absolutely fantastic for a chicken pot pie -- but it just didn't work when I made an apple pie.  I'm thinking I just might go with a crustless pumpkin pie, if I can't get a decent crust worked out. 

  • 11-19-2013 12:15 PM In reply to

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    MamaJ, have you tried using organic palm shortening? It has a mix of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, so its supposed to healthier for you. I've used the Spectrum brand with great success for anything that uses butter or shortening in baking. Also, for those intimidated by pie crust, I found a recipe that doesn't freak me out. I've made the most beautiful lattice pie crust using this recipe, which really is easy and doable. http://chezpim.com/bake/how-to-make-the-perfect-pie-dough
  • 11-19-2013 2:17 PM In reply to

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     Thank you, Mrs. OBrien, I'll look into that!

  • 11-20-2013 1:30 PM In reply to

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    LWolfT:

     I'm rather intimidated by making pie crust ... but I'll happily make the filling!

     

    I use my food processor to make pie crust and I love it. Foolproof every time.

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