Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
If you prefer to bake with whole grains instead of white flour, then this is the pie crust for you! It's easy to put together and tastes great. This crust has a hearty flavor that pairs especially well with a sausage quiche, but it's great for fruit pies too! The recipe is from "Whole Foods For the Whole Family," a La Leche League cookbook.
- 1 1⁄4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 7 pieces
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons ice water
- Combine flour, salt and wheat germ in bowl.
- Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Add egg yolk and water, stirring until mixture forms a ball.
- Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes to 24 hours before using.
This was a decent pie crust. I followed the advice of ahungrywolfe, using my kitchen aid mixer and omitting the wheat germ. I doubled the recipe and added 1 tsp cinnamon. This was enough for a 10 inch deep-dish pie crust, which I used to make pumpkin pie (Pam's Pumpkin Pie), with enough leftover for 3 apple crisp tarts in a muffin pan. It was fairly easy to work with and tasted pretty good in the pie. I like that it's whole wheat, but wouldn't mind decreasing the fat content. It's worth trying though and I'd consider making it again.
first off, a really yummy recipe! and super easy to work with. which is saying a lot coming from me. i used my kitchen aid mixer. if you have one, use it! i put my flour and butter in and turned the bad boy on for about 30 seconds. another 20 after the wet stuff went in. UNDERSTAND! (because i didn't) that this recipe is only for the bottom portion of the crust. if you want to cover your meal (like turkey pot pie(!!)) then you'll have to double it. i didn't use the wheat germ because i didn't have it on hand. i used margarine for the second batch because i ran out of butter... it worked, but it didn't get the same colour and it wasn't as nice to roll out. this is a FANTASTIC recipe, though, and i WILL use it again!
We had this with a spinach quiche tonight and it was AWESOME! It's hard to find a good crust recipe, let alone whole wheat. We've found a winner and will definitely be sticking with it!