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My Pie Crust Is Laughing At Me

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:46 AM

Merry Christmas! And thanks for all the suggestions, everyone!
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:00 PM

This may be cheating, but Pillsbury makes a gluten free pie crust that comes in a tub in the dairy section of Kroger. I don't know who else carries it. You just work it in your hands until it softens; then roll out between sheets of waxed paper. Follow their directions about transferring to the pie tin. My mince meat pie was beautiful!

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

I tried this recipe in early Nov & I thought it turned out great.  It was my 1st time w/gluten free crust. I mad a pumpkin pie.  I changed a few thing & am listing exactly what I did.

1C all purpose flour (I used Bob's red mill)

1Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp xanthum gum

1/4 tsp salt

6 Tbsp lard, cut into cubes

1 large egg

2 tsp lemon juice


Combine the flour,sugar, x gum,salt until crumbly like a coarse meal.  Add egg, lemon j until it holds together.

Shape dough into a ball and place btwn 2 pieces of wax paper. Flatten & roll to 1/4 in, remove one side of wax paper & invert into 9" pie pan, remove other sheet of wax paper, cut off excess, crimp edges, put in filling.  It worked great for a pumpkin pie.  as I said I made some changes in the original recipe 

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