Graham Kerr's Basic Pie Crust

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by SusieQusie

While browsing a used bookstore with Twissis, I found a little gem called "Simply Splenda Cookbook" by Graham Kerr (AKA The Galloping Gourmet). This book is chock full of low calorie/low fat dishes that he devised to accomodate his wife's diabetic diet. His description " This pie crust is almost foolproof. It has a good flavor, is crisp yet tender and pairs beautifully with crusted dishes. This recipe makes two 9 inch crusts."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine flour, Splenda & salt. Pour in the oil & pulse until mixed. Cut the margaine or butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture. Pulse 10 times or until mixture is full of pea sized lumps.
  2. Pour in the vinegar and ice water. Pulse 10 more times or until dough begins to hold together. Remove dough from processor bowl & gather into 2 equal size balls, wrap separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
  3. **** To make by hand: Combine the flour, Splenda & salt and stir in the oil. Add the margarine or butter & mix with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until the size of small peas. Add the vinegar & ice water, mixing with a fork just until dough hold together. Divide in half, form into balls & refrigerate as above.

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