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.

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • January 27, 2014


ATL January 29, 2014
Any time I use one of those crusts I roll it thinner and it works well.
Diana B. January 29, 2014
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.
ATG117 January 29, 2014
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.
CarlaCooks January 28, 2014
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.
LeBec F. January 28, 2014
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.
Diana B. January 28, 2014
I've never tried it, but it should work just fine.
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