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I have a question about the ingredient "very cold vegetable shortening, cut into chunks" on the recipe "Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie" from mrslarkin. fats

asked by mosteff about 5 years ago

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Kenzi Wilbur

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added about 5 years ago

Can you clarify what your question is? We'd be happy to help if you do!

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Kristy Mucci

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added about 5 years ago

Hey there, it looks like you asked your question in the "tags" section of the form, so people might not have seen it. But the answer is yes, you can use butter in pie crust. Make sure to keep it unsalted butter!

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Merrill Stubbs

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added about 5 years ago

Yes, you can make the dough for this recipe using all butter. The pie is delicious, by the way!

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Greenstuff

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added about 5 years ago

If you're relatively new to making pie crusts or making pie crusts with just butter, no shortening, I recommend taking a look at this post on Food52 boulangere's blog: http://thesolitarycook...

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AntoniaJames

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added about 4 years ago

Can this pie be assembled in the evening (including top crust crimped down, etc.), popped in the fridge and then baked first thing in the morning? Thank you so much. ;o)

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Maedl

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added about 4 years ago

I wouldn't do that--I think it would ensure a soggy bottom. I also wonder what the apples would look like--however, since they will be baked, it might not make any difference if they get dark.

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AntoniaJames

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added about 4 years ago

Thanks, Maedl! What do you think about keeping the bottom crust frozen, and then dumping the prepared apples in it and covering with a cold crust, and then putting it right back in the freezer? I didn't realize this question was appended to an existing hotline question, so I'll post this follow up question separately, too. Thanks again! ;o)

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Maedl

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added about 4 years ago

Well, it would be interesting to try it and see what happens--basically you would do it like a frozen pie. I would try this on myself before I tried it on any company though, because I hate soggy bottoms, and without blind baking the crust, I’d be worried. If you do try the frozen crust, report back on the results, please!

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