Certified refrigerated pie crust?
Does such a thing exist? My mom always bought the frozen pie crusts that were already formed & in a tin, but I'd like to experiment with some turnover-type recipes and would rather not have to take them apart. Many thanks.
I haven't tried them, but Kosher.com has pie crusts from Oronoque Orchards:
I assume Kosher.com's customer service could provide you info on whose hechsher is on the pie crusts.
The same pie crusts are also re-labelled under Stop & Shop and Mrs. Smith names.
Apparently, it is also available at Walmarts, to go by Walmart's site. I believe that I have also seen them at Costco.
I've never seen them, though I'm pretty sure I once saw it listed as an ingredient in a recipe in one of Susie Fishbein's books. Now I've often found that she calls for ingredients I've never seen with a hechsher, so maybe there are wildly different kosher foods available where she lives, but if anyone has a connection to her, maybe they could ask her. Someone once posted here using her name, but I am suspicious (by nature), and doubt that it was really her.
Hi- this is Susie Fishbein (really), my friend saw this post and passed it on to me :) If you live in an area with a very kosher market like Brachs, Glatt Express, type stores, there is a kosher brand of doughs that you roll out, they come in a rectangular brick wrapped in white paper with pink labels, light blue, and light green. I have not used them in years so I no longer remember which is pastry dough and which is flaky dough but they were pretty good. As for puff pastry, if you are not concerned about the fat content, Pepperidge Farms sell puff pastry squares that work fabulously for a quick fruit turnover of any kind.
You're probably right, but I'm teaching a cooking class for harried moms! No time to make dough from scratch--it's all about time-saving techniques. One of my students is kosher, hence the search.
Puff pastry could work, I guess. I'm also thinking pizza dough. Trader Joe's is certified, I believe.
Just a tip-
I find Trader Joe's pizza dough very difficult to roll out unless you let it fully come to room temp- at least an hour or two on the counter. I think it says 20 minutes on the package, but if it's even a little cold, it always contracts back into a tiny, thick oval of dough.
the blocks of dough susie is referring to still exist and are in great demand.they are available inindependant retailers in most areas and shoprites as wells AS FAIRWAY FOR THE FLAKY AND 5 X 5 TURNOVER DOUGHS.they are color coded as such
there are also puff pastry sheets