Baked Pie Shell
Why This Recipe Works
We knew that our Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe needed a flaky, buttery crust to contain all of the fresh strawberries we were using. For a pie dough recipe that baked up tender and flaky and rolled out easily every time, we found a magic ingredient: vodka. Using vodka, which is just 60 percent water, gave us an easy-to-roll crust recipe with less gluten and no alcohol flavor, since the alcohol vaporizes in the oven.