Oil Pie Shell

By tommy123400

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup Canola oil

  • 2 tbsp very cold water and 1-2 tsp as needed

  • 3/4 tsp cider vinegar

  1. Stir the flour and salt in a medium bowl.

  2. Drizzle the oil over the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, cut the oil into the flour until large crumbs form.

  3. Combine the cold water and vinegar in a seperate bowl and sprinkle 1 tsp at a time into the flour mix .

  4. add 1 tsp water at a time and mix until forms a soft ball.

  5. Lightly flour a board and roll for pie shell.

Nutritional Facts

per serving (1/8 thick x 3)
Calories 150 calories from fat 80
Saturated fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 75mg
Total carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protien 2g
1 starch 2 fat

dessert pie shells dairy free

7 replies

BIRDY 2010-11-16 16:47:20 -0600 Report

Celtsalt , thanks for the advice.Don't worry for the vinegar.It's helpful to rise the dough.We generally use the vinegar for the salty doughs here however it works with sweet things as well.

celtsalt 2010-11-14 03:31:50 -0600 Report

Birdy, You'll probably get better results with half unbleached/white and half whole wheat pastry flour. ..i use All W W pastry flour and have great results. I like sunflower oil for the crust. I'm anxious to try vinegar, have never seen it before, bravo, tommy

BIRDY 2010-11-04 15:58:40 -0500 Report

Hi Tommy , I have tried the recipe today and have cooked a pumpkin pie.The dough was very crisp so that I couldn't roll out but I spread it into the pie pan by hand.It was a very delicious pie.Thanks for adding.

tommy123400 2010-11-02 18:59:02 -0500 Report

BIRDY, Feel free to use any type of oil. I just dislike the coloring from olive oil . I would use a nutty flavored oil which is not only low in harmful fats, but it would give the pie shell some flav;or.

BIRDY 2010-11-01 15:19:21 -0500 Report

thanks a lot Tommy , I'm gonna try soon.I usually go with 1/2 white + 1/2 whole wheat flour for the crusts .Do you think it works with oil as well? Another thing ; the only oil we consume is olive oil ( extra virgin).Do you think it's ok instead of canola oil?

CaliKo 2010-11-01 09:59:50 -0500 Report

Excellent improvement in the nutritional facts over the pie crust I used to make with a combination of shortening and butter. I'm going to try this and maybe I can have a (small) slice of holiday pie here and there this season. Thanks Tommy!