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Pre-made pie crusts & best fresh apple source for pies?

rworange | Sep 6, 2006 09:02 PM

Ok, my yearly pie urge is here.

Who will have good apples as of this week? Favorite vendor or market and/or variety for pie? I'm leaning toward Gravenstein if it isn't too late in the season.

Also, what would be the best pre-made pie crust? Be nice. My second post on Chowhound was this exact same question. I was broiled by the bakers on the board ...

"Modern technology ie. food processors has transformed pie crust making from an art into a push of a button that any idiot can do in 5 minutes."

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

Re-reading that post, it is NOT as unpleasant as remembered. However, I was new and my answer wasn't being, well, answered. No wonder I like you so much Ruth. You took a little of the sting out of that post. Might be your fault that I stuck around on Chowhoud.

There has to be some new frozen pie crusts out there. Any bakeries that will sell dough? I didn't look closely, but it seemed Berkeley Bowl had a good selection.

Does Andronico's still sell French Picnic pie crusts, mentioned in my long, ago post (I went with Nancy's, IIRC).

Anyone with baking advice ... I am contemplating making my own crust ... here are my questions on Home Cooking.

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

If the suggestions are good enough and all goes well ... yeah, remember who you are Krys and the USUAL results ... I might even be inspired to post my first picture on Chowhound

Heck, I might even photograph a screaming failure. It would document what I've been saying about my cooking skills all these years.

Yeah ... hyped ... really hyped.

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