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Easy Cake Mix Pie Crust

By: hoosierhomemade.com
Easy Cake Mix Pie Crust
Easy Cake Mix Pie Crust
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When it comes to kitchen hacks, How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix is one of our favorites. This easy recipe for making pie crust using four ingredents. The most fun part of using this method is that you can choose your favorite flavor of cake mix for a more unique-tasting pie crust. What's great about having this recipe on hand is that you won't have to run out to the store next time you decide to make a pie. Just because you don't have a pre-made pie crust or all the ingredients for a homemade crust in your cupboard, if you've got a box of cake mix and few simple ingredients, you're all set.

Serves2 pies

Chilling Time15 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel SizePie pan

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I think that this is such a great idea that I went completely overboard and now have 2 large and 12 small crusts in the freezer. This means that, whenever I want them, I will simply defrost them and VOILA! there will be a delicious dessert pie crust just waiting for whatever filling I wish to use!

This is definitely curious. Based on other readings, this is for pre-baked pie crust recipes only. My concern would be the sweetness of the mix. The recipe is used with a mouse filling and another example is given with a cheesecake, neither being overly sweet by nature. I have a tart recipe that isn't too sweet, I think will go great with this. As a trial anyway. I'm not sure how a savory filling would go, but sweet and savory can be a lovely combination.

I would not in a million years have thought to make pie crust with a cake mix! It's brilliant! I am wondering if anyone has tried this and if the consistency is the same as regular pie crust and also if it would be good for use in a chicken pot pie type of recipe or does it taste too cake-ish?

This is different. This would work well for people that have a hard time making pie crusts from scratch. I never would have thought of using a cake mix for a pie crust. And if you want a chocolate crust, use a chocolate cake mix. Since the dough is sweeter than regular pie crusts, it would be great with cream pie fillings.

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