Pie Crust Tips by The Diabetic Pastry Chef

Pie Crust Tips

Pie Crust Tips:

Lots of pie crust recipes are available at AllRecipes.com. Be sure to read the reviews before making your selection. Try adding a bit of whole wheat flour or oat flour to replace the white flour in pie crust recipes. You might start with substituting a few tablespoons or a quarter of a cup in single crust recipes, or a half cup of these flours in double-crust recipes. Continue to increase the amounts in future baking until you are satisfied with the results.

Recipes containing canola oil appear to be the most heart-healthy! My personal favorite pie crust contains white flour, half butter and half shortening. (Not the healthiest choice, so I’m not including the recipe here.)

I plan on developing a blended flour pie crust recipe that relies on oil in the near future. I’ll be sure to share the results with you.

I roll my pie crusts out between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap, then flip the crust into the pie pan; then again, atop the pie.