Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pie Crust Made Easy

Healthy Pie Crust

1 stick butter

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

pinch of salt

1/2 cup cold water

Mix butter, flour and salt in Bosch food processor (bottom blade) until crumbly. Add cold water slowly. For a tart dough add 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Roll out dough to fit pie pan. Bake 10-15 minutes in 350 degree oven, if using crust for cream filling.

Hint on pie making: When making pie crust be sure all ingredients are cold and don't overwork dough or it becomes tough. Your Bosch food processor brings ease to your pie making as you will have your fresh wholesome pie crust in 2 minutes!


  1. I have discovered another good substitute for both butter and shortening. It's coconut oil. It has about 20%less fat than butter and is high in omega 3. It has no cholesterol. The organic extra virgin has a very nice coconut flavor to it, but the processed version has almost no coconut flavor at all. It hardens naturally at 65F or cooler and will turn to liquid from 66F and up. Needs no refrigeration. Only problem is that it will not caramelize with sugar when heated. Otherwise it makes a beautiful pie crust either with or without the coconut flavoring. I will use it in my pies and pastries this Christmas.


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  3. Christy wrote: I've got an even healthier pie crust! I got so many fabulous comments when I first started using this crust that I don't use the store bought any more! It is super easy too!

    PIE CRUST - Christy Keenan
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    2 cups sifted flour (sifting is an important step)
    1/2 cup oil
    1/4 cup milk (I use skim)

    Add salt to flour.
    Combine milk and oil, shake or mix well.
    Pour into flour mix.
    Stir with a fork.
    Divide dough in half and roll out between two pieces of wax paper.

  4. You can't get any healthier than this recipe unless you use lard. Thanks for the recipe. Do you use Hard wheat or soft.

  5. It is really easy and tastes great. We use soft wheat sometimes referred to as pastry wheat. Happy baking!

    If you have the Bosch Flour sifter (, it will take the bran out and make the pie crust even flakier!