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gothamette Jan 28, 2014 04:34 PM

A local store has Jiffy Pie Crust on sale for $0.69 a box, that is 69 cents. I'm intrigued. I've tried their yellow cake and it's surprisingly good - and gee, for less than a buck a box, it's a steal. But what about the pie crust? Anybody have experience with it? Do you think it's possible to make dumplings with it?

PS I'm going to buy a box - 69 cents isn't much of a risk, but just curious if anyone else has done anything with it. It is amazing what people do with prepared foods!

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    chocchic Jan 28, 2014 06:33 PM

    I don't use it but reminds me of my in-laws. I tried for a couple of years to make the pies that my husband grew up with before I discovered the family secret. They ALL (grandma, aunt and Mom ) depended on Jiffy and they were good cooks

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      magiesmom Jan 28, 2014 05:37 PM

      INGREDIENTS: WHEAT FLOUR, ANIMAL SHORTENING (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: LARD. HYDRO-GENATED LARD & PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED LARD), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: SALT, SODIUM ACID

      PYROPHOSPHATE, BAKING SODA, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID.

      This is what is in it

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        nothingswrong Jan 28, 2014 06:08 PM

        Yum.

        How do you make it? Just add water?

        I remember buying a Betty Crocker "Just Add Water" pie crust mix years ago. I thought "What a novel idea! Just add water!"

        It sat in the back of my cupboard for I think 5 years before I found it and chucked it out.

        When I feel lazy, I buy frozen Mrs. Smith pie crusts. My mom always used them and I think they're pretty decent. Don't taste homemade at all, but work well for a single-crust pie.

        OP, let us know how it goes if you try it. Sometimes those bargains are too good to pass up. I admit to loving Jiffy Cornbread mix.

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          Ruthie789 Jan 29, 2014 12:24 AM

          Isn't lard or animal shortening a common ingredient in a pie crust? Some crusts are made from a vegetable oil source but many make crusts from lard and butter. I do not find the list alarming. I do make my own crust but have used Dr, Oeckter piecrust mix and it is a good substitute, at 69 cents I would buy some.

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            nothingswrong Jan 29, 2014 12:54 AM

            Don't know about the Jiffy pie crust, but Jiffy cornbread mix does have lard/animal fats listed. I had no idea until recently.

            I was a vegetarian all through my teens and early 20s; didn't eat gelatin or honey or any of that. But mom loved Jiffy cornbread and served it to us at least once a month. Oops!

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              sandylc Jan 29, 2014 10:16 PM

              Lard and animal fats = good
              Hydrogenated = bad

          2. i_am_Lois Jan 28, 2014 05:28 PM

            My Mom always used this when making a pie. It makes an acceptable crust. I like a pie crust from scratch. I think from scratch it's more flavorful, flaky, and tender. Jiffy pie crust is fine if you're mainly interested in the filling and have little interest in the crust. I have no knowledge about it's use for dumplings.

            1. Ruthie789 Jan 28, 2014 04:38 PM

              I have used another brand of pie crust mix. It is actually quite good as a convenience food. Part of a great pie is the crust but also what we put in between the crust.

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