Karen/NoCA wrote:I don't make my pie crusts either. First, I dislike working with dough, it is messy. Second, I find the store bought roll-out pie crust to be just fine. I do make chocolate wafer, or gingersnap pie crusts from scratch.
John Treder wrote:I'm a piecrustean. Or maybe a piecrustacean. I like to make pie crust, and I find that store-bought pie crusts aren't flaky the way I like them, they're crumbly.
And how can you add lemon zest and juice, or an egg, to a store-bought pie crust?
Jeff B wrote:I think that, for us, it's a case of not knowing what we are missing. The Pillsbury crusts have always tasted "well enough" that I'm not convinced I could do any better.
Having said that, I might just try and make a homemade crust one of these days.
John Treder wrote:That's patee brisee, isn't it, Tom?
Sh!T, that is a GREAT looking pie. I bet it tasted great as well. Good job.
I particularly like the fact it doesn't appear to be "apple sauce pie".
Karen/NoCA wrote: Pillsbury’s toasted, buttery flavor and golden color were on par with homemade...I checked the ingredients list and there are certainly a lot of unhealthy sounding ingredients
Jenise wrote:Karen/NoCA wrote: Pillsbury’s toasted, buttery flavor and golden color were on par with homemade...I checked the ingredients list and there are certainly a lot of unhealthy sounding ingredients
"Toasted buttery flavor and golden color". I read that description, and am compelled to think that's artificial butter flavoring (to enhance vegetable shortening) and some food coloring, too. Possibly the same stuff that made the last tube of Pillsbury croissants I bought so objectionable to me, or that poisons the dough or dough mix a lot of in-store bakeries buy ready made for their Danish pastries. In Jeff's defense, if your tastes aren't tuned to detect artificial flavoring or if that's essentially all you've ever known, those things would taste just fine. But they're a big step back from the real deal as even my child's palate could once tell, even though Grammy's pies only showed up on T-Day and Xmas.
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