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Jul 20, 2009 04:40 PM

Pre-made Pie Crust

I want to make a quiche, but don't have the time to make a crust. Do you have any recommendations where I can buy a crust that is good and suitable for quiche? Thanks.

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    1. re: ozhead

      Really? TJs?
      I tried a Pilsbury one once and threw the pie away.

      1. re: ozhead

        trader joe's no longer has them--they say they will be back in "q4", which is holiday season. STOCK UP when they come back, as they are quite good, and don't contain any of the unpronounceable stuff found in some of the other crusts.

        1. re: ozhead

          bummer. my TJs said they might be on the next truck. it's terrific stuff. so easy. and mostly butter.

        2. Surfas has a wonderful French-ish named all-butter crust in the freezer compartment. It's about $11.

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          1. I use Marie Callender's, usually from Pavillions/Vons. They're deep dish, so you may have to adjust your cooking time. I wouldn't use Pilsbury or the store brand.

            1. I always buy, I think Pillsbury - NO LARD only vege oil Never had a problem. Great for wraping up a wedge of brie or filling with one's favorite fruit. I have also used these to line a baking dish then fill it homemade chicken pot pie filling. :)

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              1. re: Kitchen Queen

                Do they make two kinds of Pillsbury pie crusts? Because the ones at Von's and Ralph's are made with LARD.

              2. I like to make Spinach Feta Pies and have looked for pre-made crusts. Warning: Many of them ASSUME you're making a sweet pie and sweeten the crust.

                I have yet to find one I can use. Let us know if you find a non-sweet version.

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                1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                  Go to Zeytun Market on Sunset just west of Normandie, the sell empenada dough in the frozen section, they have real good prices. They also sell the dough at Catalina Market on Western, just south of Santa Monica. I make many savory empenada type things with these.

                  1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                    I found out about the sweetened Traders Joe's dough the hard way. I made a savory tart, needless to say it was terrible. The dough was fine and delicious, just not with the onions and cheese.