Gillian's pre-made gluten-free crus t has dairy!I LOVE them. The flaky, buttery delicious crust was always my favorite part of the pie. Alas, that is no more thanks to that pesky little gluten and dairy problem I seem to have. Even the
BOO! A few weeks ago, someone gave me a box of Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust mix.
It stared at me, taunting me every time I opened the cupboard. Something had to be done!
I strapped on my 6-shooter, jingled my spurs, and faced off with the enemy.
(cue tumble weed)Using Spectrum Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening & Earth Balance Buttery Sticks , I was able to get some semblance of a crust. It was very delicate, but it was an okay first attempt. JOY!!!!!!!New problem.... I was stuck with two pie crusts cooling on the counter and hadn't thought of what to put in them.Enter Mommy's Kitchen , a blog by a Southern mom of 3 named Tina. Her pies are OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD, and her recipes are wonderfully accessible for an amateur pie maker like myself. I filled my first pie crust with her Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie with Meringue Topping .
Instead of Half & Half I used Vance's Dari Free , and instead of butter I used Earth Balance. Other than that it was as written. Let me tell you what, it was the most delicious, chocolatey puddin'-tastic piece of heaven on a plate I have ever experienced! MAKE THIS PIE, YA'LL!What about the other crust? Tune in tomorrow! :)