Are you a pie baker? It seems that many bakers have a specialty, perhaps cake decorating or cookie baking. I enjoy baking pies but don’t take the time to make them except on the holidays.
While I love the traditional pie crust, and even graham cracker crust, during a recent to Duncan Hines headquarters I learned about a new pie crust made from a cake mix. It’s super easy to make and taste really good too!
The flavor combinations are endless. Today I’m using a yellow cake mix and paring it with pumpkin mousse for a Fall treat.
Let me show you how easy it is to make this cake mix pie crust…
To make the Cake Mix Pie Crust you will need a cake mix, 1 whole egg, 3 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon butter.
Sift cake mix: This step is not totally necessary, but I have found it helps a lot in combining the cake mix. I actually sift every cake mix I use, even when I’m baking cupcakes.
Ingredients: Add the eggs and butter
Combine: Mix the pie crust until the mixture begins to stick together.
Knead: Turn the mixture onto the counter and gently knead until all the ingredients are combined. You can now wrap it in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill or use right away. It’s best to chill though. I chilled mine for about 15 minutes to make it easier to handle.
Rolling: Sprinkle counter with a small pinch of flour and roll out pie crust. You can make small pies like I did this time, or divide dough in half and make 2 regular pie crusts.
Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Meringue (using Yellow Cake Mix)
Turtle Cheesecake Pie (using Chocolate Cake Mix)
Recipe from Chef Joe at Duncan Hines
Linking to…Gooseberry Patch