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Repairing a frozen pie crust: An admission from the dark side

Science Chick | Sep 27, 201405:44 AM     13

Ok, I will admit it....I keep a couple of organic pie crusts in the freezer for an occasional weeknight quiche dinner (they come in pairs). This admission doesn't come easy to me, as I pride myself on my pastry/pie crusts, and my homemade pies and tarts throughout the year. But we love quiche, and can tolerate the less-than-perfect pastry in balance to our busy work schedule(s).

So what to do when one of the frozen crusts breaks up? After thawing and repairing, I found that the seams split apart again when I baked off the crust prior to filling...argh. THis has actually happened to me on other occasions, when I didn't notice a little break in a crust. Ok, here's a quick repair I found that works and kept the filling from leaking all over the place: I made a flour/water paste and used it like a "mortar", smearing a thin amount across any splits in the crust. Viola! It works great and keeps the quiche leak-free.

Just thought I'd pass that along.....and please, please forgive me for my sins!

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