Even a bad homemade crust is better than a store bought crustI have a fall back recipe that is my mother in laws. It is fantastic. It never fails to be a nice crust. I just wish it had more flavor. So, I continue on my quest...until now. I have found a crust that I love!
Do you see the huge pieces of butter in that crust?..that is flavor and flakiness right there.
She suggests using coffee filters that I pull out of the craft closet..do you know they make great butterflies?
And I bake with beans. I found that this works better and is easier than my pie chain which is sometimes to heavy for my delicate crust.
This pie has 4 components: crust, caramel sauce, chocolate and whipped cream. How could this not be great?
I think I undercooked the crust a tad...so it wasn't as strong as it should be. This gives me an excuse to try it again. My only gripe was that the filling was lumpy-so I just pulled out the lumps.
Joel said, "This is the best pie ever!"
But I ask you, Joel, do you and your taste buds remember these???
(Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook)
(Martha Stewart Recipe)
(King Arthur Flour Baking Companion)
(Aunt Dawn's Recipe)