Tuesday Tips: Easy Cheating pie crust and a couple requested recipes

Our RS president would kill me for this and I am sure she would never stoop to it for her family. But I think it’s an excellent tip to save time, MESS, and doesn’t involve shortening. And it’s actually pretty darn flakey. And you can still say it’s homemade.

Ok but this only works for the bottom crust. So it’s perfect for pumpkin and cream pies.

Pie Pan Crust Recipe- I named it this because you mix, press and bake all in one. For some reason the lady who gave me this recipe told me it’s Bob Hope’s Favorite. Not sure how she knows that but here it is.

1 1/2 cup flour  1 tsp. sugar  1/2 tsp. salt

Mix these three together with a fork in the pie pan. Then add

1/2 cup oil and 3 Tbsp. milk.

Toss with fork and mix just until it is combined. Then press out to form a crust.

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or more.

Try it and see what you think. Just don’t say anything and see if your family can tell.

And here are the recipes that Donna requested. The first one was already one here. I found it back in one of my spinach posts. But here it is again.

Poppy Seed Dressing

1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp. dried mustard, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. onion flakes, 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds, 1/2 cup oil, 2 – 3 Tbsp. mayo, 1/4 cup raspberry or red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup rice vinegar. Mix in blender and store in fridge.

Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1/2 c. white sugar, 1/2 c. brown  sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Directions:
  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

2 Responses to “Tuesday Tips: Easy Cheating pie crust and a couple requested recipes”

  1. Pam Belanger Says:

    Well, since it is homemade, it is okay. You’re forgiven,

  2. Angela Says:

    I use that pie crust for the apple pie that I make. The top is a crumble crust which is flour butter and sugar. I don’t like crust so this crust is very tasty! I love it!

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