Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from the Canadian Living booth at the Good Food Festival in Toronto! Its a crisp, nutty-tasting pastry thats especially good as the base for my Rhubarb Crumble Pie (#91390)! Since it doesn't use butter, you don't need to chill it before rolling out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk flour& salt together.
  2. Pour in oil; stir with fork to form a crumbly paste.
  3. Drizzle in water, 1 tbsp at a time, stirring with fork just until pastry clumps together.
  4. Gather pastry together& place between sheets of waxed paper- I save the insides of cereal boxes for this purpose- roll out to a 13 inch circle.
  5. Fit pastry into a 9 inch pie plate, pressing& patching as necessary; trim edges& press with tines of a fork.


Most Helpful

Use excellent quality oil and it will be great. Next time I am going to use a tablespoon or so of my very special hazelnut oil for flavoring. But the best thing is how very easy this is to make!

maiyimbaron November 24, 2009

I am sorry but I found this to be too oily tasting. I wouldn't make this again.

Dorel September 01, 2004

I was really happy with the result and the taste of the whole wheat base in my Apple Pie. I did not actually roll it out but pressed the dough into a pie dish evenly with my fingers. Thank you CL for this recipe. :) Fay

Girl from India August 17, 2004

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