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Pie Crust

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  • Servings:

    8 (105 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


If you're afraid of making pie crust at home, it's possible because you've been told all your life not to use too much water. Here's a secret for you: enough cold water to give the dough coherence will save your sanity without hurting the flavor of the dish. Don't be afraid to add an extra tablespoon or two if needed.Looking for a nutritious filling? Spiced and lightly sweetened apples are a perennial favorite, of course, but we especially love this
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vinegar
5-6 Tbsp. ice water
Pie Crust


1. In a small bowl, stir together flour and salt.
2. Whisk together oil, vinegar, and water. Add to flour and stir until mixture forms a ball. Place dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper to roll out.
3. After placing dough in pie pan, chill until firm (15 minutes).To use: bake unfilled pie shell in a 475 degrees F oven for 8-10 minutes. Bake filled pie according to pie recipe.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 8 (105 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 475 kcal (24%)
Calories from Fat 257 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 29 g (44%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (11%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 195 mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates 48 g (16%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (7%)
Protein 7 g (11%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 0 mg (0%)
Calcium 10 mg (1%)
Iron 1 mg (4%)