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Store bought pie crust for crostata

I have never used a store bought pie crust before, but I'm having an impromptu dinner tomorrow, and I have almost no time. I bought a good quality brand (its rolled up, nkt in a pie tin), and I'm wondering whether I can use it for a crostata. I don't see why not, but just wanted to double check and see whether anyone has tried it.

asked by ATG117 about 4 years ago

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Diana B

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added about 4 years ago

I've never tried it, but it should work just fine.

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added about 4 years ago

atg, if you want to give it a convincing home made quality, dust your rolling surface, and the pie dough, with whole wheat flour and/or fine cornmeal. gives some neat gritty texture to it.

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added about 4 years ago

I have made crostata with store-bought pie dough before. I had no problems, other than the fact that the taste just can't beat a home-made crust :) But bake away without fear, your crostata will work with the store-bough dough.

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added about 4 years ago

Thanks all! Came out pretty great. The pastry could have been a bit more buttery, but for a time crunch, it was rather perfect. I may even try to upload the "recipe," which will as usual be imprecise.

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Diana B

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added about 4 years ago

Glad it worked, even if it wasn't optimal. Now that the crisis has passed and when you again have a moment, make some pie crust (I recommend Cynthia's/boulangere's recipe) and put it in the freezer for just these occasions.

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ATL
added about 4 years ago

Any time I use one of those crusts I roll it thinner and it works well.

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