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Do you make pie crusts from scratch?

I LOVE to bake. LOVE it. I despise making pie crusts, though. I made a peach pie today and it would have saved me so much time if I would have just bough the premade stuff. So, which do you use?

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Courtney610

Asked by Courtney610 at 8:52 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I buy it! DH on the other hand prefers to make his own. ::sigh:: getting shown up in the kitchen by a man over here. lol.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:54 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Nope, I had a disaster when I tried to make my own pie crust. I normally use Pillsbury pie dough when I am making a pie.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 8:54 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I have made it from scratch many times, and, honestly its just NOT worth the work. The premade crusts are actually pretty decent quality. Its worth the money and the saving of time
    asoldierswife85

    Answer by asoldierswife85 at 8:56 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I always make my own. I make pretty much everything from scratch.
    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 8:56 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I only make my own. Every time I buy one I am dissatisfied and regret buying it. I use my kitchenaid mixer to make pie crust and it turns out beautifully. I also only make it with butter, because I don't like the taste of a shortening crust.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:57 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I've never made it in my kitchen aid mixer. I do a butter crust, but I make it using my Cuisinart food processor. It always tastes great, but I always wonder if I should just save my self some time and buy a crust..lol.
    Courtney610

    Comment by Courtney610 (original poster) at 9:00 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I make the crust from scratch but it is HARD and MESSY and it NEVER comes out anything like my mom's (her recipe)! I have heard that replacing the water with vodka mkes it easier - lots of chemistry behind the reason, all those molecules sticking together, somehow it happens just right with vodka b/c of its lower freezing point or someething...
    FelipesMom

    Answer by FelipesMom at 9:42 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I hate making pie crusts but I do not care for the taste of store-bought crusts. So, I make my own. Graham crusts, cookie crusts, single crusts, double crusts. I've learned several tricks to make a great tasting, light and flaky crust, I just hate rolling it out.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 10:31 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • no not often.
    CABlonde

    Answer by CABlonde at 10:53 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • It depends on what kind of pie I'm making. The Pillsbury pre-made crusts are really good. I use them a lot. But, when I feel like going all out...I make them myself.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 11:02 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

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