I want to be able to make my own pie crust from scratch but at this time cannot afford to buy multiple kinds of flour to do that, so I decided to try a boxed mix.
For my record, this is the type of butter I used for the recipe.
For my record, this is the type of shortening I used.
I bought a 9" glass pie pan. I rolled the dough out between two sheets of plastic wrap like the box says to do and placed the first on in the bottom of the pan.
Unfortunately I ran out of plastic wrap so I tried aluminum foil with the top pieces. Uhm, don't do that, it sticks to the aluminum like no ones business.
I mixed the inside for an apple pie as the back of the box for the pie crust suggested to do. My apples were not baking apples like suggested. They were just a bulk bag of apples we had bought that needed to be used soon.
The top is now on and I pinched the two layers together and made the slits on the top.
All baked up.
It was good, however, the apple mixture could have used some more liquid.
The boxed mix makes enough for two pies. For the second one I made a mixed berry pie. I used a bag of frozen blueberries, a bag of frozen blackberries, and a can of raspberry pie filling. I cooked the frozen berries over the stove and added about 4 Tbsp cornstarch until they thickened some. I added the canned raspberry filling and let it all mix together.
This crust was better because the liquid inside the berry mixture helped to not make the crust quite as flaky.
As always, pie is even better with a little vanilla frozen yogurt!
I consider that a compliment. :)