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    Lighter Pie Crust from Cooking Light Magazine

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    30 mins

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    Ryan T's Note:

    Here is a lower-fat version of the traditional pie crust -- found in the magazine Cooking Light -- see if you like it!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Combine 1/4C flour, water and vinegar with a whisk until well blended.
    3. 3
      Combine 3/4C flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    4. 4
      Add the water slurry, and toss with a fork until flour mixture is moist.
    5. 5
      Gently press mixture into a 4" circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with add'l wrap and roll dough into a 12" circle. Freeze for 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; let stand for 1 minute or until dough is pliable. Fit dough, plastic-wrap side up, into a 9" pie plate or tart pan. Fold edges under or flute decoratively. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights on foil.
    7. 7
      Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil. Cool on a wire rack.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 26, 2012


      great pie crust recipe...I've used it several times now and it has turned out wonderfully each time (and i'm not terribly experienced or adept at cooking/baking). I usually need to add an extra tsp or two of water, but other than that, this is an easy, fool proof crust that is very tasty and flaky. I use butter flavored shortening, since that is typically what I have in my pantry. thank you for submitting this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Pie Crust from Cooking Light Magazine

    Serving Size: 1 (29 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 117.4
    Calories from Fat 59
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 73.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 1.6 g

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