I received samples to facilitate this review of Wewalka pie crusts. All opinions are my own.
I've told you about Wewalka pizza dough and puffed pastry before, but now Wewalka makes pie crusts. I was delighted to be able to sample their pie crusts and put together a few desserts for my family. Who doesn't love pie?
First, I have to tell you that in all honesty, pie crusts are one type of dough that has always intimidated me. I've never been able to get that perfect, flaky pie crust when I've made my own, so I usually resort to store bought doughs. What I like about the Wewalka pie crust is that it has no lard and the dough definitely seems a bit thicker than the kind I usually buy. That means it's easier to handle.
The dough also comes rolled on parchment paper which is another thing I love about Wewalka doughs. I worried the dough would be too cold straight from the fridge and break apart on me when I unrolled it, so to solve that problem, I just sat the dough out for a few minutes while I was gathering all my ingredients and when I was ready to make the pie, it worked out perfectly. Using the parchment to roll out the dough keeps it from cracking and I wound up with a perfect crust for my apple pie!
Isn't that a beautiful pie? The crust was so flaky and light. That's also a BIG 9 inch pie pan and the dough was the perfect size. No trimming was required.
Keep in mind that each package contains one crust, so if you're making a pie with a top crust, you'll want to pick up two packages.
I also made this lovely cherry pie with a lattice top. Again, the crust was so yummy and absolutely perfect!
Who can resist a slice of cherry pie with ice cream? I know I can't! I had so much fun baking pies. I realized as I was baking that I just don't do this enough. My family was also very happy to have these delicious treats because usually pie is reserved for holidays around here.
I may have gone a little overboard with the pies. My mom loves chocolate pies with meringue topping. I remember her baking at least a half dozen of these at a time over the holidays when I was a child, but at some point, she stopped baking and I decided to surprise her with her favorite pie. I managed to get my sister to hand over the recipe and whipped one up using the Wewalka pie crust as a base.
Isn't it pretty? I know she loved it. I sent it to her warm and asked her to take a picture of it when she cut a slice, but she forgot to do it. I'm sure it was as pretty inside as it was out.
If you'd like the chocolate pie recipe, this is the one I used. I'm sharing the photos because I love seeing old recipes hand written out! This is from an old Betty Crocker cookbook from the late 1950's.
I still have a few crusts that I want to use to make some other desserts from the Wewalka site. Perhaps these Crispy Chocolate Mousse Bites or these Macaron Squares. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see what I bake next!