Flaky Pie Crust is a Cinch...Say Goodbye to Pillsbury Crusts!

Have you avoided making pie crusts because you thought you could never get it right? Or, is it too much effort and/or always turned out tough? Give this time/money-saver, hassle-free recipe a try. You'll be ecstatic with such an easy, tender, and flavorful recipe--no extra bowls needed, no rolling out and fitting in a pan without tearing--comes out flaky and delicious every time. Hubby craves for my crust for his favorite quiche--another keeper.

INGREDIENTS (1 pie crust)
1 ½ C All-Purpose Flour (Or 1C All-Purpose & ½C Wheat Flour)
2 t White Sugar
1 t Salt
½ C Vegetable or Olive Oil
2 T Milk

Preheat oven to 400°. Place all ingredients in 9" pie pan. Stir together with fork. Pat mixture into bottom and up the sides of the pan. Poke holes in bottom and side of the crust. Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven or until light brown. This is perfect for quiches. If using in your favorite dessert/sweet pie recipe, add more sugar for sweetness and only ½t of salt. Use 1.5 times the recipe for a deep dish pie pan. Let it cool before adding fillings.

INGREDIENTS for Spinach Quiche (Serve 6 to 8)
½ C Light Mayonnaise
½ C Milk
4 eggs, lightly beaten
8 ounces Shredded Cheddar cheese (I usually toss in whatever on hand)
8 ounces Fresh Spinach or 10-ounce Package Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed & squeezed dry (use any fresh vegetables of choice)
¼ C Chopped Onion
2 cloves Garlic; chopped
1 9" Baked Pie Crust

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with foil. While baked crust is cooling, saute union, garlic, and spinach until semi-cooked. Set to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and milk until smooth. Whisk in eggs. Mix in veggie mixture. Coat pie bottom with cheese. Layer wet mixture and cheese, in pie shell, making several layers of each. Place quiche on prepared cookie sheet. Cover quiche with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove cover, reduce temperature to 350°, and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is set.

Happy pie-making!

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