Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Healthier Pie Crust

Years ago I developed a fabulous pie crust recipe.  It is delicious, but not so healthy.  I have been on a quest to create something healthier but still tasty.  My family said that this recipe did the trick!  I used a healthier fat, and less of it.  The result was a beautiful and tasty pie.

Double Crust:

2 cups flour
1/3 coconut oil
1/3 cup cold water

Using a pastry blender, blend the oil and flour together until small pebbles are created.  Sprinkle the water and smash the dough together, until a ball is formed. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
Roll out half of the dough on lightly floured wax paper.  Rolling the dough out as thin as possible.  Transfer this dough to the bottom of the pie dish. 
Fill the pie, and repeat rolling out the top crust on wax paper.

1/8 pie double crust=190 calories  (compared with 256 calories of a regular crust)

To help eliminate calories, only eat half of the crust (top half is easiest)

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