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Oil Pie Crust (No Margarine!)

What you need: 

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1/3 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons cold soy milk

What you do: 

A healthy pie crust!
In large bowl, combine flours and salt. In separate bowl, combine oil and soy milk. Add oil-milk mixture all at once to flour mixture and mix with hands to form smooth ball. You may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water if it is too dry to form the ball. Put ball in between 2 sheets of wax paper and flatten with a rolling pin to a 11 diameter circle, closing any cracks with a couple drops of water. Put in pie pan and bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes.
This is a great alternative to crusts made with lard, butter, or margarine. All of the fat is mono-saturated, the good kind!

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I loved this pie crust! I only used whole wheat pastry flour and it turned out really well. It was a little moist so I added a couple extra tablespoons of flour, but other than that, it was perfect. I made it into an apple pie but I think it would be good with savory pies as well.

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I just made this crust for the tofu quiche and it came out great. I did use only 1/2 teaspoon of salt and I used half whole wheat and half spelt, no white flour, Very tasty, thank you!

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i doubled the recipe, used only a pinch of salt and added sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. it was a little hard to work with but i didnt have wax paper so thats probably why. other then that its pretty good. this is my fisrt ever attempt at making a pie for scratch and i think this crust came out really good. thanks

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i guess i should've read more of the reviews...  lol.  but they are all right.

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Is it supposed to say 1tsp salt?  Because I don't think i'd even use that next time.  It was great!  I made a pie and mini pies with it... But wow... way way too salty.  1Tbsp was way too much.  But this recipe has much much potential!!!

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I've tried tihs crust several times.  It always bakes badly and becomes like a rock and impossible to cut.  It doesn't like to form a ball when it's in the Kitchen Aide.  Like everyone else says, there's way too much salt.  This recipe needs a serious overhaul.

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I used only a pinch of salt and used sugar instead, and also added a sprinkling of cinnamon.  This recipe made exactly enough to cover two apples for apple dumplings, and it turned out delicious.  All the other recipes I saw had a huge amount of margarine or shortening in them, and this one did the trick without adding all the fat.  Yay!

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I will agree that 1 1/2 teaspoons was a bit much.  I doubled checked too to make sure I was reading the recipe right.  I the pie crust had a nice flavor.  I think next time I will add sugar for fruit pies and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and leave out sugar for pot pies.  I like mixing it with my hand a lot less difficult than an other oil crust recipe I have.  I will make this again with some changes.

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Maybe it was due to mixing rye and brown rice flour, but this recipe was very bland for my stawberry/rhubarb pie :( Next time Im definitely adding vanilla and a bit of cinnamon to the crust (and maybe a pinch of sugar). Anywho, it was decent enough for my friends, so it works.

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This was the best crust I ever made!

I used somewhere between 1/4-1/2 tsp salt, which seemed to be just right, and increased the recipe 1.5 times to make enough for a two-crust pie. It rolled out nicely, and worked really well with my apple pie =)

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