Gourmet Pie Crust

October 11, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

Same Recipe, New Format… WAY Easier to Use!

If there were such a thing as "pie season" this would certainly be it – cooler weather really does seem to scream out for freshly baked pies.  Really, though, who has time to make pie crust from scratch?  It’s easy with Trader Joe's Gourmet Pie Crust, which tastes better than most homemade crusts, and is a cinch to use, too.

If you've followed our Gourmet Pie Crust over the years (and we mean this in the most old-school way – it doesn't have a Facebook page or Twitter account) you may have noticed that it's gone from fridge to freezer over time.  Customer feedback told us this made more sense, and your feedback also made us realize we had it packaged wrong.  We think we've finally gotten it right.  It's the same great recipe it's always been, only now, rather than being folded and ultimately prone to cracking and breakage, we've rolled the dough, so it's easy to roll out into your pie plate.  It works like a charm. And it couldn't be easier.

Just take it out of the box, let it thaw a bit, roll it out into a pie plate, fill and bake.  It's larger than the average supermarket pie crust – you can either make a bigger pie or trim and use the excess for decorating – a quickly cut "leaf” or "apple" looks pretty darn impressive atop your pie.  The crust is flaky, crispy and light, and it bakes to perfection every time.  (Our little secret: for perfectly browned crust, brush with milk just before baking.)  Each 22 ounce box contains two crusts – enough for one two-crust pie or two single-crust pies – and costs $3.99, every day.  You'll find it in our freezer case.

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