Cake Mix Pie Crust

"Sounds odd, but for some kinds of pies, such as fresh strawberry or an ice cream pie, it works. This is also handy for tarts - just use a cookie cutter to cut circles or flower shapes from rolled-out dough, fit into greased muffin tins, fill and bake."
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  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix, Duncan Hines recommended
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 egg yolks


  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • in a large bowl, empty the mix and break up any large clumps. Add the butter and eggs.
  • Using clean hands, GENTLY incorporate the better and eggs into the dry mix. this process should take about 3 minutes.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and GENTLY knead 10 to 12 times, folding and pushing it until everything is well combined.
  • Form dough into a disk and coat with flour. GENTLY roll out the dough to fit your pie pan, rotating the dough as you go, to wensure it is not sticking to the surface. Sprinkle more flour under the dough if needed ( fold dough in half and flour surface, then fold over opposite half and flour).
  • To ensure a good fit, place pie plate lightly over rolled dough to check. When ready, fold dough in half and place in pie plate, then unfold.
  • Tap the pie pan on the counter several times to nudge the dough down into the corners of the pie pan. Smooth dough along the sides and the rim of the pan. Trim excess dough using the BACK side of a small knife, rotating the pan, as you go. Leave rim smooth, or crimp as desired.
  • Bake pie shell at 350 for 25-30 minutes, till lighly browned. Cool and fill with pre-cooked fillings, fresh fruit, or ice cream.
  • This dough can also be used for a baked filling (pumpkin, custard) Try other flavors of cake mix, such as devil's food, spice, or lemon.

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