Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. I can’t buy them any more, I’ve had it (officially) after the last time. After all, it’s mostly about the filling, right? Add vegetables, condensed soup, stock and turkey and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Taste: 7 /10. It had one of the best textures – beautifully flaky and light – but the strong saltiness combined with its weirdly strong aftertaste left testers asking for water. However, I found that at the 13:30 minute mark, after removing the pie weights in foil, the bottom was completely raw still, so I returned it to the oven for another 5-7 minutes. It was noticeably darker than the other crusts and patchy in parts – some pieces tasted done while others seemed slightly undercooked. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Lay crust on a clean work surface, smoothing any cracks with your hands. Recipe Credit: Trader Joe's 2011 HiiP Recipe Showdown Winner - Melinda Torres. Bake 9-11 minutes. I like to create elaborate pie designs and use premade to save me time but I think it’s worth it to just make my own . Well, that’s that! We unfortunately don’t have them in the part of California I live in. Leadbetter’s All Natural French Picnic Flaky Pastry Sheet. … Bake for 30 minutes. You can't beat them for consistency. Hi Shelby! Ease of baking: 3/10. Thanks! Press J to jump to the feed. Bake 10-14 minutes. The dough for our classic Trader Joe’s Frozen Pie Crusts is crafted from scratch, with pure butter you can taste. It didn’t puff up in the oven or shrink too much and was one of the more attractive pie crusts. 0/10. A rare miss for them. Every time! This entry was posted in Main Dish, Meatless, Uncategorized, Weeknight Supper and tagged country potato quiche, frozen pie crust, mama D's kitchen, Mama D's Kitchen of love, meatless monday, Trader Joe's, Trader Joe's Country Potatoes with haircots verts & wild mushrooms, very good recipes on February 28, 2016 by binner216@comcast.net. You simply defrost the crusts, transfer them to your pie plate and bake as you would with homemade crust. Prick all over with knife. I hope you found this post helpful so you can bake with success this holiday season! Appearance: This shallow crust … Lemon Juice 1. Price: $3.99. It totally fell apart. discussion from the Chowhound Markets, Frozen Pie Crust food community. My comprehensive taste test will help you make the tastiest choice! Overall rating: 5 … What’s especially great is that all your guests can enjoy a pie made with this Crust—whether they are gluten sensitive, or not! Vanilla Paste 1 Tbsp. The verdict: This was a great neutral crust. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. But geez, these pie crusts are awful to work with! Super helpful! I just end of rerolling them most of the time, OMG, I was just griping about this to someone. You won’t find it in the freezer section — check the bakery section at your local Trader Joe’s — as it’s not frozen. Find them in our freezers—only for the holidays. Am I crazy, or did they change the packaging? 1/10, The Overwhelming Worst: Immaculate Baking Ready-To-Bake Pie Crusts (refrigerated). (Photos by Posie Brien for Cup of Jo. Thanks for the idea, Linsey! 1 afternoon baking them. Another said “someone fucked up at the factory.” I don’t know if this was a bad batch or what, but this was seriously vile. For one, it is the only one I tasted made with real butter and you could definitely taste it! Nasty words were said; I will repeat them. I can’t for the life of me find any pie crusts that are not prepared in the tin besides the Trader Joe’s ones. Feel free to make your own pie crusts or to use a different brand, though. 50-Plus Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Foods Ranked From "Skip It" To "Must Try" ... Apple Pie With a Lovely Lattice Crust. Peel, core, and cut six (6) medium apples into thin half … Do the pillsbury ones come in a tin? Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Let thaw for 10-20 minutes. It took way too long to cook and lacked a Do Not Freeze label…it did not meet my standards. Prick all over bottom and sides of crust with a knife. I can’t believe this is a thaw-and-serve frozen dessert. If it wasn’t apparent, I like to bake… a lot. Don’t overlook this step as mine did develop some air bubbles while blind baking this. Everyday Ingredients, Extraordinary Desserts, October 26, 2020 by thedomesticrebel | 9 Comments. Hi Mia! Then allow it to cool, fill it with whatever mouth-watering filling you desire, and impress your guests! The verdict: Probably the easiest to find since Walmart’s are everywhere, this pie crust baked nicely and barely shrunk or puffed up too much which was nice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. However, our testers could not get behind the overwhelming saltiness of this pie crust. Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Thaw briefly at room temperature. Bake 7-9 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Fill the pie pan with the crust; prick holes all over the bottom and sides or fill with pie weights. Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Thaw briefly at room temperature. The testers agreed this wasn’t as “tasteful” as the other pie crusts. Some tasted buttery, others were way too salty, but this one remained a true neutral which would be perfect for savory or sweet dishes. Prick all over with fork. That’s what I thought until I tried some of these. Read More…. All we had to do with the Pillsbury and Whole Foods crusts was pop them into the oven — they didn't even need to be defrosted. The verdict: This was one of the worst pie crusts I have ever tried, and I had high hopes! It was a little flaky but mostly doughy in taste and texture. First, it baked extremely poorly, shrinking significantly and inconsistently (some sides were taller, others were almost to the bottom crust). Bake 11-14 minutes. But geez, these pie crusts are awful to work with! 1 box Frozen Pie Crust, thawed 2 1/2 c. Baking Walnut Pieces 1/4 c. Organic Brown Sugar 2 Tbsps. Fill with dried beans or an empty pie pan. Grease a 9-inch pie plate with organic ghee spray. Our 9” Gluten Free Pie Crust comes already formed in its very own pie tin, so all you have to do is allow it to thaw for about ten minutes, prick the bottom and the sides of the crust with a toothpick, and bake it at 350°F for about 10 – 15 minutes. One pie crust made my cute neighbor use the F word. (And see her apartment tour here, if you’d like.) Transfer simmered vegetables to pie plate. Price: $3.99 for two 9-inch pie crusts. It also had a slight aftertaste on its own. Do not defrost them all the way to room temperature or they’ll be too soft to handle; aim for a chilled but flexible texture with these crusts. We sampled nine pie crusts including frozen pie dough from Pillsbury, Trader Joe's, Mrs. Smith's, Marie Callender's, and more to find the best for pies, tarts, and quiches. 6/10, Next Best: Great Value Deep Dish Pie Crusts. It wasn’t super flaky – almost more of a shortbread cookie kinda, in that it was light and fluffy more than flaky. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Fill the pie pan with the crust; prick holes all over the bottom and sides or fill with pie weights. It kind of lacked flavor in this way because it was so one-note, but I think it would be a perfectly fine pie crust for a more substantial or flavorful filling. Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, melted & cooled 3/4 c. Clover Honey 2 tsps. I docked the crust as instructed. These pie crusts from Trader Joe’s are just too good! Thawing Instructions: Do not microwave uncooked pie crust. Each nine-inch, six-ounce Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pie Crust is $3.49. Organic Granulated Sugar 2 tsps. Two of the testers found Mrs. Smith’s to be extremely gritty and sandy in texture and found the flavor to be weird – almost earthy. 5/10, Next Best: Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Flaky Pie Crusts. Posts that don't have product names in the post title may be subject to removal, but may be reposted with proper title. A subreddit for fans of all things related to TJ's! The verdict: This pie crust was from Whole Foods so I expected it to rate higher. My name is Hayley and I am the 28-year old writer, photographer, recipe developer, taste-tester and creator of this blog. Plus, these Crusts are extra easy to work with, so you can skip all that pastry chef perspiration! I liked their line of refrigerated cookie dough in the past so I thought this would be a shoo-in. Prick pie all over with knife. Cooking Instructions. Prick all over with a knife. IF THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT APPLY TO YOUR POST, PLEASE IGNORE. Each one bakes into a wonderfully golden crust that’s flaky on the fork and sturdy enough to carry a hearty amount of filling. But it is super good! Leadbetter’s is San … More Trader Joe’s recipes, including sweet potato gnocchi and coconut shrimp tacos. I usually make this pie with local Gravenstein apples, but any good baking apple, like Granny Smith, will work equally well. 3.5/10, Second to Last: Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Crusts. All of the pies were baked according to package directions for the respective pies which usually stated to let the pie crust thaw briefly at room temperature for about 10-20 minutes, then prick all over the crust bottom and sides with a small knife before baking. Under Refrigeration: remove rolled crust from box and thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Directions: Let thaw overnight in fridge, then bring to room temperature – about 40 minutes. 1 frozen pie crust, thawed; 1 (10.5-oz) jar Lemon Curd or 1 ½ cups lemon curd; 1 cup heavy cream; 1 Tbsp sugar; 2 cups fresh blueberries; Place crust in tart pan or pie dish and press dough up the sides about ½ inch. You can't do this with the Trader Joe's crust, and although it cost the same as the Pillsbury crust, it didn't come with a pie tin. A little about this test: I am not ashamed to admit I regularly use frozen deep-dish pie crusts. They have a better food & products selection, then when they first opened stores. They taste fine when baked, but whenever I unroll them they crack all over no matter how long I’ve let it thaw. One tester said it reminded them of sourdough bread, almost like a fermented sour/bready flavor. But it sounds so yummy! The dough was quite crumbly as well, despite it baking so consistently. The absolute best key lime pie I’ve ever had! I followed the directions for thawing in the refrigerator as I didn't need it until the next day. Aimee, I know! Enjoy! Friends, it’s here!! Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prick crust all over with knife. It was one of the most attractive pie crusts unbaked and baked and barely shrunk or puffed too much; the edges stayed nicely crimped and crisp. The Crust was flaky and crispy…the sauce was absolutely divinely delicious and fresh. Perhaps they are very similar! I didn’t care for the Trader Joe’s brand. All testers agreed it had a very artificial butter flavor – like the refrigerated canned biscuits that have that “buttery topping.” I grew up eating canned biscuits and fake butter flavor so these pie crusts didn’t bother me as much, but other testers found the butter flavoring to be a bit strong. Agreed, the texture of the Pillsbury is excellent. First Place: Trader Joe’s Frozen Pie Crusts. Join the discussion today. 16. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cooked turkey and a big handful of frozen peas get stirred into the filling before it’s topped with a pie crust, and a few slits are cut into the crust to let some of the steam vent out. Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Crusts. Sure, they bake up pretty, and they are flaky, but they usually taste anemic and bland to me. I tested 8 pie crusts, all frozen except for one refrigerated pie crust because I couldn’t find the frozen version of it. - Organize Yourself Skinny We rated this one a 7/10. But the flavor is worth it! Wasn’t overtly sweet or salty; it had a good balance. ( Sorry about typos, too much dust in LA today, can’t see well). They’re much flakier than my homemade butter based crusts, if not quite as flavorful. Use Trader Joe's frozen pie crust for fruit pie, quiche, chicken pot pie, and tarts. Not affiliated with Trader Joe's. Sauté 5 minutes. Yeah, I tried them a couple times and went back to Pillsbury. Read page 3 of the Trader Joe's frozen pie crust - fail! Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Thaw briefly at room temperature. Last week I bought a pkg of frozen pie crust at TJ (was feeling lazy). Visit INSIDER's homepage for more. Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Thaw briefly at room temperature. This Frozen Deep-Dish Pie Crust Taste Test is perfect for those of us who don’t have the time to make our crusts from scratch! In a 3.5-quart, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and mirepoix. Bake 11-13 minutes in glass pan or 9-11 minutes in an aluminum pan. Simply remove one from the box (there are two), let it thaw, unroll it into a … I wish it didn’t shrink so much. Our store remodeled & looks so nice. It tastes as good as something you’d get in a fancy bakery! P.S. I will have to try the trader joe crusts, but that’s too bad it shrinks so much, because the other crusts definitely LOOK prettier. Since the filling is already cooked, the pot pie just needs to bake until bubbling and the crust … ALDI’S is owned by the same company as Trader Joe’s. Texture: 7 /10. I made sure to select pie crusts from stores you can hopefully find nearby throughout the country, whether it is my store (like Safeway) or one of their sister stores like Vons or Albertson’s. Not the case. The verdict: I was expecting great things from Marie Callender’s since I grew up eating at her restaurant. 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