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smith2la Jul 20, 2009 04:40 PM

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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    ozhead RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 04:41 PM

    Trader Joe.

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      Salty_Loves_Sweet RE: ozhead Jul 20, 2009 04:46 PM

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

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        chez cherie RE: ozhead Jul 20, 2009 05:00 PM

        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.

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          revets2 RE: ozhead Jul 21, 2009 11:49 PM

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

        2. mnosyne RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 05:02 PM

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

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            sdv231 RE: mnosyne Jul 20, 2009 05:05 PM

            $11 for a pie crust ??? OUCH

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            Scott the Poet RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 05:08 PM

            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. Kitchen Queen RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 05:36 PM

              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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                jillso RE: Kitchen Queen Jul 21, 2009 05:34 PM

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

              2. SilverlakeGirl RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 05:43 PM

                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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                  Burger Boy RE: SilverlakeGirl Jul 20, 2009 06:03 PM

                  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.

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                    JEN10 RE: SilverlakeGirl Jul 21, 2009 07:38 AM

                    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.

                  2. katydid13 RE: smith2la Jul 20, 2009 05:46 PM

                    I use Pillsbury & have never regretted it.

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                      Juji RE: smith2la Jul 21, 2009 09:37 AM

                      I have a recipe for Italian squash pie that uses Pillsburty crescent rolls as a pie crust. It's actually quite good.

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                        Ogawak RE: smith2la Jul 21, 2009 01:51 PM

                        If you have a food processor, there are a lot of fine recipes where you simply throw everything into the processore for less than a minute, then roll it out and voila, a great pie crust. It doesn't take long and all you need are flour, vinegar, shortening/lard and ice water. I get my recipes on the internet.

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                          Jennalynn RE: Ogawak Jul 21, 2009 01:55 PM

                          That's what I do... and for many you don't even have to roll it out, just press it in the plate... if you're doing a single crust pie.

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