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Store bought pie crusts

OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 02:05 PM

Any good? I have too many things to make on Tday and thought of making my own fillings in a store bought pie crust.

Is this a mistake? Any good ones out there? Any bad ones?

Thanks :)

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  1. Candy RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 02:23 PM

    I really don't care for any of them. What I would do is make my crusts and freeze them in the pie plates, you could do it next weekend. Just wrap well and let defrost a bit before filling and cooling.

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      jenhen2 RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 02:58 PM

      I don't mind them. I actually use the pilsbury roll out ones pretty often when I don't have time to make my own. I've never heard anything but raves from guests, too!

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        baseballfan RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 03:04 PM

        I love the Pillsbury crusts! A huge timesaver and every bit as good if not better than homemade. Stay away from the Trader Joe's brand though. I tried those this week and they were terrible.

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          Tay RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 03:04 PM

          They're ok. You just have to bake them a little before you fill them. Of course you could also make a totally different type of pie, like chocolate mousse and use something more tasty, like a chocolate graham cracker crust. Apple, pumpkin and coconut custard are soooo overrated.

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            bigjimbray RE: Tay Oct 27, 2007 03:26 PM

            Yes they are just fine thats why they make them to save you time when you are overloaded. just let them thaw completely and bake them just like you made them
            and you won`t have any problem. there are different brands out there but i prefer
            pillsbury, have`nt had any problem with that.

            1. re: Tay
              Ruth Lafler RE: Tay Oct 27, 2007 08:11 PM

              Or you could make pumpkin pie with a gingersnap crust!

            2. MMRuth RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 04:13 PM

              I don't mind them either - Pillsbury - but I've never been much of a pie crust maker, other than pate brisee for Tarte Tatin.

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                diablita FL RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 08:08 PM

                If any of your guests are veg/vegan, you may want to shop for frozen pie crusts at your local specialty market (e.g., Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Earth Fair). Many of the crusts in regular grocery stores have lard as an ingredient.

                1. SilverlakeGirl RE: OysterHo Oct 27, 2007 10:51 PM

                  The only thing I would add is that I make a lot of savory pies as opposed to sweet. The Pillsbury pie crusts are sweetened which made my spinach pies a little odd.

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                    coll RE: SilverlakeGirl Oct 28, 2007 03:42 AM

                    I thought the Pillsbury crusts tasted too much like cookie dough.
                    In a pinch, I've always done well with Oronoque.

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                      Candy RE: SilverlakeGirl Oct 28, 2007 09:04 AM

                      The Pillsbury crusts have a very plastic aroma and taste to me.

                    2. sonofoodie RE: OysterHo Oct 28, 2007 04:50 AM

                      I recently bought the Trader Joes Frozen Pie Crusts. Comes two in a box, folded in quarters. I have to say I was very pleased with the results. I only used one of them for a pecan-pumpkin pie recipe, and it worked just fine.

                      1. OysterHo RE: OysterHo Oct 28, 2007 05:39 AM

                        Thanks everyone! :)

                        I just found out my SO's mom is bringing pumpkin pies, so that will help me immensely. Now I can get a little experimental. :D

                        1. jfood RE: OysterHo Oct 28, 2007 08:08 AM

                          jfood likes the Orenoke deep dish pie crusts. A little blind bake does them nicely.

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