The vinegar in this crust is a flavorless stabilizer, making the dough more forgiving and patchable. In addition to being easy to work with, it also tastes great—even butter-loving pastry fans enjoy the flavor.–Mollie Cox Bryan
LC What To Put In the Pie Crust Note
Any pie filling, of course, although you may wish to try the Peach Pie, which comes from the same charming collection of recipes as this tender, flaky crust.
Vinegar Pie Crust
- Quick Glance
- 20 M
- 40 M
- Makes two 9 or 10-inch crusts
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Recipe Testers Reviews
The Vinegar Pie Crust recipe is a TC for all the right reasons. Now if this tester could only get her act together and learn how to roll a pie crust, it would be mind-bending! The recipe is uncomplicated, straight-forward, and makes one sticky dough. Never mind what it looks like or how it behaves—when it came to the finished bake-off, my tasters were licking their plates, and the pie plates, too. I used this for a from-scratch banana cream pie for a Father’s Day Treat. I only used 1 tablespoon of the ice water, and even that made a really wet, sticky dough. But after baking, who really could remember all of that when faced with the flakiest, most delicate, delicious pie crust this side of a spatula? Certainly not us, and we give it a TC+.
Pie crusts are always my least favorite thing to make, but this one was easy as pie! What I really liked is that I could either use it right after making it, or put it in the fridge. I put it in the fridge for a few hours and was concerned that when I was ready to roll it out, it would be too stiff to roll. But this was not the case. This dough is fairly moist, so you can use a good amount of flour to keep everything from sticking without drying it out. I used this with the Peach Pie recipe and it was a hit all around. Brushing with the butter right out of the oven really helps to keep this a flaky, moist pie.