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Butternut Pie Crust

Butternut Pie Crust

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Sunflower1

I love pies (being from England my favourite meal is pie and mash!) but hate the fat content of the pastry so I came up with this simple but very yummy idea for a crust. Totally vegetarian too by the way!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the flour, egg and squash into the container of a food processor. Pulse until mixed into a doughy ball. You may need to add a little extra flour. Divide into two equal parts. Use in your favorite pie recipe.
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PUDDING33
32
3/20/2006

I used this for a chicken pot pie. My family loved it. The texture was quite different then usual crust recipes, but its chewy/crunchy texture was a nice compliment to the recipe. There was a slight sweetness from the squash. I love low fat recipes, and have finally found a way to make chicken pot pie under 4 grams of fat a serving, believe it or not.

Sunflower1
22
12/18/2006

i've made this a few times now, this time i added 6 mushrooms into the food processor to give it extra flavour. i had to add an extra 3/4 cups of flour because of the extra moisture, but it blended up perfectly with the pastry. it gave it a more grey colour than normal but the taste is fabulous. i have found that rolling the pastry thin and having a more moist filling makes it just like normal pastry. it wasnt tough or hard to digest, and compliments any filling perfectly. i used it with chicken and mushroom pot pies, and the sauce i used was a normal bechmal sauce with chicken stock added and garlic. i laced the chicken with it and it was so moist, light and amazing. its definately a regular on my table.

elepent
19
11/24/2009

I LOVE this recipe, but not as a pie crust! After reading the reviews, I made this experimentally as a crust for a pumpkin pie. We'll skip to the end of that and say, like so many others that it's just not terribly good for pie crust. It's rather chewy and tough. Quite a bit like a pasta noodle actually... So! Since it yielded enough for two crusts and I only made the one pie, I realized that it's a very similar consistency to pierogi dough. Since I had quite a bit of squash left over, I made squash pierogi from it using a simple pierogi recipe. Added chopped walnuts and nutmeg to the mashed squash to dress up the filling just a little. So delicious! Freeze them and they're probably good for months, though they never last long enough to find out in my house. I make this every few weeks now, it's a new favorite. Delicious fried up in some butter or, served with alfredo like ravioli. Would probably be tastey with other sauces as well.