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Vegan Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Making the perfect vegan pie crust isn’t much different than making a non-vegan pie crust. Instead of butter, you simply substitute vegan margarine and/or vegetable shortening. Here’s a basic vegan pie crust for sweet vegan pies or savory vegan tarts.

Making the perfect vegan pie crust isn’t much different than making a non-vegan pie crust. You gingerly combine flour, salt, fat, and ice cold water into a dough. Instead of butter, you simply substitute vegan margarine and/or vegetable shortening. Here’s a basic vegan pie crust for sweet vegan pies or savory vegan tarts.
Making the perfect vegan pie crust isn’t much different than making a non-vegan pie crust. You gingerly combine flour, salt, fat, and ice cold water into a dough. Instead of butter, you simply substitute vegan margarine and/or vegetable shortening. Here’s a basic vegan pie crust for sweet vegan pies or savory vegan tarts.

Vegan Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Makes 2 pie crusts

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine, chilled, cut into little pieces

  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled, cut into little pieces

  • 6 to 7 tablespoons ice cold water


Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade, combine flour and salt. Pulse a few times to mix.

  2. Add margarine and shortening and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-sized pieces.

  3. Sprinkle in 6 tablespoons of water and pulse a few times to see if the dough comes together. If it doesn’t, sprinkle in a bit more water and pulse just until a dough forms.

  4. Dump dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide in two.

  5. Shape into two balls, careful to not overwork the dough. Flatten balls into thick disks then wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 days, letting dough warm slightly before rolling out. You may also place disks in a freezer bag and freeze up to 2 months, letting dough thaw before rolling out.


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