Can I substitute lemon juice for vinegar in my pie crust?

Hi!

I have a wonderful pie crust recipe (the best I've found) that calls for a teaspoon of vinegar. (I think this helps to keep the crust tender, I have seen this in other pie crust recipes.)

I need to make a pie crust tonight, but don't have any white vinegar in the house.

Do you think I could use a teaspoon of lemon juice instead, since it's also an acid?

Any bakers out there know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    yes you can.

    ETA... funny uneducated girl below me! LOL

    http://www.cooking.com/recipes/rerecite.asp?No=107...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    vinegar is not an acid, its a base. so i dont think it will turn out as successful, but there are many recipes that dont call for vinegar that im sure you could find on the internet. (foodnetwork.com)

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