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Low-Fat All-Purpose Pie Crust


This pie crust recipe works well with almost any type of filling. Try it with this Veggie Goat Cheese Quiche from Jenny Park, a member of the L.A. Ladies' Choir and owner of Trails Cafe in Los Angeles.

Source: Whole Living, March 2011


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk


  1. In a food processor pulse together all-purpose flour, toasted wheat germ, salt, and baking powder. Add cold, unsalted butter, and process until largest pieces are the size of small peas.

  2. With machine running, add low-fat buttermilk until dough just holds together.

  3. Pat into a disc, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight).

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