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If you've always feared pie crusthere's your new best friend. And, if you're watching your diet, the entire recipe (two crusts) is cholesterol-free, and contains just 2 to 4 teaspoons of "good" fat-olive oil-per serving.
3 cups (12 ounces) King Arthur Mellow Pastry Blend
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/8 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup (4 3/4 ounces) light olive oil*
1/3 cup (2 3/4 ounces) cold water
*For best flavor, use light or extra-light olive oil.
Stir together the dry ingredients. Stir together the wet ingredients. Combine the two, stirring just to blend. Divide the mixture in half; it'll make two single crusts, or one crust plus a streusel topping.
Press half the pastry into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan, crimping the edges. Use the other half to make the bottom crust for another pie. Or put it back in the mixing bowl, add 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and mix till it becomes moist/crumbly. Fill your prepared crust, spread the topping over the filling, and bake as directed.