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Is there any already made pie crust at the store that doesn't have lard in it?

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Honestly, I've yet to find one. You know, they're really simple to make. What do you plan on using it for?
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Your best bet would be to look at a health food store. I found one that was vegan and organic.
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i'm planning to bring it over to a friends house, shes making quiche!
post #5 of 27
I don't know where you live... I'm guessing by the unfamiliar store names it's not Australia so I can't really help you out. Check the ingredients on packs? I use store-bought frozen pastry all the time. Even vegan pastry. I've got a giant pack of Borg's Puff Pastry in the freezer, it's vegan, alas it is also an Aussie brand. Quite a few brands do short crust, too, that's vegan. Look for the brands touting they are "healthier" and look for "cholesterol free" labels. There's a trend these days for replacing lard or butter with canola and the like in the name of health.



If you can't find an actual "pie crust" grab some pastry sheets and use them. They work quite well.
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post #6 of 27
Here are a few recipes that sound good!



Pie Crusts
post #7 of 27
Graham cracker crusts usually don't. I know Keebler is safe.
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If you look at post 4, it says she's making a quiche
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what company makes it? & where can it be found? (safeway, albertsons, fred meyer, ect?)

thank you!



You just killed my buzz. I just bought some today and, sure enough, it's got lard. What a let down.



For quiche, I'm going to sub crust with frozen hash browns, tossed in a little oil. It takes a little more prep time, but it always good. Whooda thunk tofu quiche wasn't even vegetarian =(
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Making your own crust is actually pretty easy. You don't need to be a great cook to make an ok quiche crust. Have you thought of giving it a go?
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If you look at post 4, it says she's making a quiche





oh man, quiche with gram cracker crust would be...yeah, sorry it would just be digusting
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Making your own crust is actually pretty easy. You don't need to be a great cook to make an ok quiche crust. Have you thought of giving it a go?





i'd love to try it! but i don't think making it right now for the first time would be such a good idea, i'm bringing it to my friends house & its for dinner there, so her parents will probably be eatting it too. i'm bringing the crust to avoid not accepting lard crust, but if it tastes bad...yeah you get the picture
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oh man, quiche with gram cracker crust would be...yeah, sorry it would just be digusting



Yes, quite! Sorry- thought I had read each post. Does anyone else get lost in these threads with all the ads interspersed??
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Does anyone else get lost in these threads with all the ads interspersed??



i do
post #15 of 27
I *think* the Marie Callendars ready-made ones don't. Also Whole foods sells one. For a price.



I am pretty sure one of the major (US, west coast) stores had a store brand that didn't use lard... I'll have to go back and check...
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oh man, quiche with gram cracker crust would be...yeah, sorry it would just be digusting



Rather interesting



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Yes, quite! Sorry- thought I had read each post. Does anyone else get lost in these threads with all the ads interspersed??



It's cool You know what's good with the gram crust? Homemade key lime pie I found a really good recipe made with Cool Whip and kool-aid on KraftFoods.com that is gelatin free and EASY!



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i'd love to try it! but i don't think making it right now for the first time would be such a good idea, i'm bringing it to my friends house & its for dinner there, so her parents will probably be eatting it too. i'm bringing the crust to avoid not accepting lard crust, but if it tastes bad...yeah you get the picture



Trust me, you can't screw up crust. There are only a few ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it
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IMO, homemade is SO much better than store bought anyway.
post #18 of 27
There are ready made pie crusts out there that are lard-free. You just have to read the labels. Lately though, I've been using puff pastry for a lot of stuff like quiches. It's vegan and can really make a beautiful, rustic crust. Peppridge farms is vegan... not exactly fat free but delicious
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Trust me, you can't screw up crust. There are only a few ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it



You'd be surprised. I, for one, lack the ability to roll dough into anything circular. It's fun to play the 'ink blot' game after I make a batch of roti =).
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You'd be surprised. I, for one, lack the ability to roll dough into anything circular. It's fun to play the 'ink blot' game after I make a batch of roti =).



hahaha... it doesn't have to be perfect. I made roti for the first time a few weeks ago and it didn't look round at all *haha* I've had success with dough though. I make it for my homemade pot pies.
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I *think* the Marie Callendars ready-made ones don't. Also Whole foods sells one. For a price.



I am pretty sure one of the major (US, west coast) stores had a store brand that didn't use lard... I'll have to go back and check...



thats what i got!

thank you!

the quiche turned out great! <3
post #22 of 27
Glad it turned out I expect a report back sometime soon on a HOMEMADE pie crust
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i'll work on it...eventually...

maybe around a holiday that involves pie, hmm thanksgiving? it'll take my mind off of all the people eatting dead turkey flesh
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i'll work on it...eventually...

maybe around a holiday that involves pie, hmm thanksgiving? it'll take my mind off of all the people eatting dead turkey flesh



I've been wondering what to do for Thanksgiving this year. Last year I made mini pumpkins baked with wild mushroom stuffing. Maybe I can find something the kids enjoy to put inside the pumpkins. They've never not had turkey.
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post #25 of 27
I make my own crust with coconut oil BTW. Just had to add that.



I *do* happen to know there are vegan crusts out there because they are great in a pinch, but I ALMOST always make my own...
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I've been wondering what to do for Thanksgiving this year. Last year I made mini pumpkins baked with wild mushroom stuffing. Maybe I can find something the kids enjoy to put inside the pumpkins. They've never not had turkey.



oohhh i've never had that before, was it good?
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I *think* the Marie Callendars ready-made ones don't.

Unless they've changed the ingredients in the six months or so since I last bought pie crusts, this is correct. Marie Callender's were lard-free and quite good -- suprisingly so for frozen pie crusts. As for where to buy them, no help there. I got them at the commissary. But our commissary has pitiful selection of frozen foods, so I'm guessing they shouldn't be hard to find in a real grocery store.
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