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If you’re afraid of making pie crust at home, it’s possible because you’ve been told all your life not to use too much water. Here’s a secret for you: enough cold water to give the dough coherence will save your sanity without hurting the flavor of the dish. Don’t be afraid to add an extra tablespoon or two if needed.

Looking for a nutritious filling? Spiced and lightly sweetened apples are a perennial favorite, of course, but we especially love this Vegetarian Pot Pie.


  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 5-6 Tbsp. ice water


  1. In a small bowl, stir together flour and salt.
  2. Whisk together oil, vinegar, and water. Add to flour and stir until mixture forms a ball. Place dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper to roll out.
  3. After placing dough in pie pan, chill until firm (15 minutes).

To use: bake unfilled pie shell in a 475ºF oven for 8-10 minutes. Bake filled pie according to pie recipe.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 355; Total Fat 21.5g (27% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 145mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 36g (13% DV); Dietary Fiber 1.5g (4% DV); Total Sugars 0g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 0% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 2% DV; Folate 35% DV; Thiamin 35% DV; Selenium 30% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/pie-crust/
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