Need a way to make those pie crusts brown and shine without using egg or dairy? Then you’ll want to try this Vegan Pie Crust Wash method that used on my cheater blueberry pie.
Don’t tell me that you don’t know what a cheater blueberry pie is?!
It’s the kind that you use a store boughy crust and filling from a can! There’s no stirring, mixing, blending, rolling, or effort involved! All you have to do is preheat the oven, roll out the dough, dump the canned filling, roll out another dough, brush the crust wash and pop it in the oven! SO SIMPLE!
The store-bought crust that I used for the cheater blueberry pie contains wheat and soy, but is free of dairy, egg and nuts. The crust isn’t safe for me since I avoid gluten, but I was making the pie specifically for my son who’s able to have gluten. Not to mention, I’m more of an apple pie kind of girl. No offense, blueberry.
Vegan Pie Crust Wash secret revealed!
So what did I use to make the crust turn out brown and shiny???
The secret ingredient used to wash the pie crust is….
warm apricot jam.
I stirred the jam to get out all of the lumps and warmed it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Make sure to give it another brisk stir and then brush the top of your pie crust prior to baking. That’s it!
There! Now you can sleep at night knowing the biggest secret in creating a gorgeous pie crust without dairy or eggs.