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With that recipe, you can say what’s in your crust and it’s so basic: flour, butter, water, salt and sugar if you’re making a crust for a sweet pie. Simple, right? compared to what you find in one of the leading brand. Take a look: Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Partially Hydrogenated Lard with BHA and BHT to Protect Flavor, Wheat Starch, Water.
I don’t know you, but if it’s simple and fast, I’d rather make it myself. And if I can avoid eating partially hydrogenated lard, I won’t think twice. If you don’t know what partially hydrogenated lard is, all you need to know is that it’s also called trans fats and it’s really bad for your health. Trans fats not only raise LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) like saturated fat, they also lower HDL (good cholesterol), thereby doubling your risk of heart disease. I know… Butter has saturated fats which doesn’t help with heart disease as well but at least, it’s not double jeopardy!
Take the time to read labels on some of the store processed food that you can make at home. You will change your mind and decide to never buy pre-made pie crust anymore.