Lower Fat Pie Crust

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Elisa72

The flavor is great, and almost as flaky as the full-fat version. A great substitute when you need to cut the fat in a favorite pie! This makes enough dough for an 8 or 9 inch two-crust pie.

Top Review by Maricatrin

Great piecrust. I used it for two "healthy" apple crumb pies I had devoloped, so there was less than 4 Tablespoons of shortening per pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in the shortening until it is distributed evenly.
  3. Add the applesauce and mix until blended evenly.
  4. Stir in the water or juice with a fork until the dough starts to stick together, but is not sticky.
  5. Work the dough into a ball, then turn onto a floured board and roll out as needed.
  6. If the dough keeps springing back when rolled, let it rest for 10 minutes, then proceed.

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