Lighter Piecrust

1 9-inch single-crust pie

Make this for our Lighter Lemon Meringue Pie.


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cake flour, (not self-rising)

  • 2 tablespoon toasted wheat germ

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoon cold vegetable shortening

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk


  1. Whisk together flours, wheat germ, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Blend in butter and shortening with a pastry cutter or your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk with a fork until dough begins to form. Add additional buttermilk until dough holds together when pinched between fingers. Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

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