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Sep 3, 2014 12:10 PM

Store bought crust for Steak & Stilton pie?

Hi All,

Does anyone have a preferred store-bought pie crust? No matter how hard I try, I always screw it up so I'm taking the easy way out this time.


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  1. Doesn't this Pie just get a Puff Pastry Top?
    If so there are a couple of threads about this

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    1. re: chefj

      The mention of Stilton suggests that the OP is making a British style steak pie. More often than not, that would use a shortcrust, not puff, pastry. And, most traditionally, has pastry top, bottom and sides, enclosing the filling, rather than just a topping.

      1. re: Harters

        Many English recipes call for Blitz(rough Puff) or Puff Pastry as well as Short Pastry.

    2. My favorite store bought pie crust is Mrs. Smith's in the freezer section. I haven't bought one in a really long time, but my mother always bought them and they do in a pinch.

      If you go with puff pastry, get one with butter.

      1. Try using puff pastry or empanada dough.

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        1. re: JungMann

          True, La SalteƱa makes two for the Oven(rather than for Frying) A Regular one and a Flaky one.

        2. For puff pastry Dufour is very good, and uses real food ingredients and butter. In the freezer section

          1. Tried the Dufour and it was excellent. Thanks again for the reco.