Art of the Pie
Making the World a Better Place One Pie at a Time
09/19/2009 by Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie 11 Comments
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Missy Trainer says
09/20/2009 at 3:16 pm
I’ve used the Organic Spectrum “shortening” from PCC. Yes, it’s solid like that dirty word called Crisco but it isn’t hydrogenated. When I asked PCC if they sold lard this is what they recommended because they don’t sell lard. I’ve been using it for years so it wasn’t really news to me when they suggested it. I don’t have any on hand right now so I can’t give you the specifics as to what its made from…I’m not vegetarian but I was just wondering what a vegetarian should use to get a similar result! Thanks!
Art of the Pie says
09/20/2009 at 3:31 pm
I experimented with Organic Spectrum and found it to be very solid as well. If you try the EB products, let us know how they turn out for you.
09/20/2009 at 12:26 pm
What do you tell vegetarians??
09/20/2009 at 3:00 pm
Good question. I’ve been experimenting with the “buttery sticks” and “natural shortening” made by Earth Balance. Recipes can be adapted for vegetarians and those who are dairy free. There are probably some other options out there and I’d love to hear what others are using.
09/20/2009 at 10:34 am
Absolutely! Can Maeva come make pie with you sometime?
09/20/2009 at 12:15 am
Good to hear from you Simone! It’s always time for pie. Yes?
09/20/2009 at 12:12 am
Sour Cherry Pie! MY FAVORITE!…then Apple…then Blueberry…Fruit and Berries! Fruit and Berries! Oh! what about Quaker Lemon Pie? and then what about PUMPKIN PIE!
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p.s. you two are funny up there!
09/19/2009 at 11:03 pm
I will try to keep an open mind.
Lorna Yee says
09/19/2009 at 10:59 pm
I am entering a pie crust made with Crisco, margarine, and canned fruit filling in the pie contest!
And then I’m going to decorate the top of the pie with squeeze-tube frosting, sprinkles, and maraschino cherries!
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