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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!

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

The flavor combinations are endless. Today I’m using a yellow cake mix and paring it with pumpkin mousse for a Fall treat.

Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Meringue :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Let me show you how easy it is to make this cake mix pie crust…

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

To make the Cake Mix Pie Crust you will need a cake mix, 1 whole egg, 3 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon butter.

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

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.

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients: Add the eggs and butter

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

Combine: Mix the pie crust until the mixture begins to stick together.

How to Make a Pie Crust from a Cake Mix :: Recipe and Tutorial on HoosierHomemade.com

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.

Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Meringue :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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 :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix
 
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Change the flavor of your pies by using a cake mix. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 2 pies
Ingredients
  • Cake Mix - any flavor
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Turn dough out onto a slightly floured counter and knead until well combined
  3. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 15 minutes
  4. Divide in half and roll out dough
  5. Place in pie pan, prick bottom with fork
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes for full size pie
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes for mini pies
Notes
Pie crust to be used as an already baked pie shell

Recipe from Chef Joe at Duncan Hines

 Linking to…Gooseberry Patch

Comments

  1. Beverly says

    Ok – so pre-baked – what if you only slightly pre-baked then added filling AND use the pie crust guards (or heavy duty foil in strips) to keep the edges from browning to much? (Found at Walmart or Amazon.com) Also for the reader who was looking for a particular pudding – check Amazon.com. Lots of things that your grocery store either doesn’t carry or has been discontinued can be found on Amazon – and if it only comes in a case – well, share with friend with a copy of the recipe you tried! (If you buy a case of something – freeze it, seal in vacuum seal bags (with instructions, etc)

    • says

      Hi Megan, sorry you had trouble. I’m not sure why it was so sticky, here are a few things that come to mind – the temperature of your work surface (if it’s very hot it could make the dough sticky), the temperature of your ingredients, and the cookie in the bottom of the pie pan – did you prick the bottom of the pie crust? Also the extra flour could possibly have caused it to turn to a cookie. I’m not sure about Red Velvet, I haven’t tried that flavor yet.
      Hope that helps.
      ~Liz

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