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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Making your own pie dough!


I am seriously trying to save money!! The other night, I really wanted chicken popeye, but had no pie dough! Rather than running out to the store and buying the pre-made stuff, I decided to make my own! I have watched countless episodes of Martha Stewart Live where she made her own pie dough, and tried my best to remember all her tips and tricks. I decided to make a double batch (why not? had all the stuff out) to save time and money. Click here to see my  pie dough recipe! Below are some money saving pie crust ideas!!

  • Make a double recipe, use one today, freeze the other in a tin foil pie pan. By Christmas, you will be ready for a baking marathon and have some money left in your grocery budget!
  • When your favorite fruit is on sale, make ahead some pie and freeze them!! Just think about your favorite Mrs. Smith pies, any of those varieties will work just fine! Great for when your mother-in-law drops in unexpectedly.
  • Freeze your extra pieces of pie dough. Get the cookie cutters out and let the kids have fun!
If you have any other great ideas for pie crust, please leave a comment!! I am sure I haven't thought of it all!!



My untrimmed pie dough!

2 comments:

  1. I love making my own dough. Mine isn't quite perfected yet, but that hasn't stopped me from trying!

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  2. Mine is far from perfect too!! The texture turned out good, but I don't do the edges very well. I actually had to call my mom...she makes pie dough look easy!!

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!