Homemade Pie Crust

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Homemade Pie Crust is so easy and delicious you may never buy another store bought pastry! Using simple ingredients you can master the art of the homemade pie.

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Homemade Pie Crust only 4 Ingredients

That is right! Whether you need a crust for a sweet or savory pie, the recipe is the SAME!

We love this pie crust recipe for any and all. Just take a look at our TOMATO PIE recipe and our CREAMY LEMON ICEBOX PIE. Same crust on both!!

Once you master the art of making this crust, you will always keep one on hand. It really is easy and I guarantee you, it is perfect and delicious!

How to make Homemade Pie Crust

The truth is, there is no art to it. Its more about just recognizing when your ingredients come together to form the perfect consistency. If you use a stand mixer like I do, that will be so simple. Just look for the dough to form and pull away from the sides.

When the dough comes out of the mixer, I just press it together and fold it over itself a couple of times to form layers. Be careful not to over work the dough as it will become tough. I use the heel of my hand to flatten it out, fold it, flatten that out and fold it one more time. Wrap it and refrigerate.

Let’s show you how to do it!

~Ingredients~

  • 1 & 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 & 1/2 sticks cold, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • pinch of salt

~Method~

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the butter, salt and flour until it forms a mealy or coarse texture. Slowly drizzle in the ice water until a sort of ball forms, pulling away from sides of the bowl. 
  2.  Put the dough on a floured surface and pat to form a disc. Flatten the disc out, fold the edges over one another to form a layer, flatten again and repeat the folding process one or two more times to form layers. End with a flattened disc. Wrap the disc in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. The longer the better. 
  3. You can also freeze this for up to a month. Just make sure you wrap it and put it in a freezer safe package. Bake according to pie directions.

Preparing the Dough for a Pie

After allowing the dough to rest in the refrigerator, take out of the package and place on a floured surface. Use a well floured rolling pin to roll out dough about 9 to 10 inches in diameter. Or whatever size you may need. This recipe makes a single crust so you may double if you are making a bottom and a top.

Roll dough to desired size and carefully roll onto the rolling pin. Unroll in pie dish and use two fingers to form a decorative crust. Cook according to pie directions.

So you can see, it really is so very simple! I like to sometimes get in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon and make up several of these to keep in the freezer. They are so nice to have on hand for seasonal fruit or for when you need a quick food gift. You can’t go wrong with Pie!

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Homemade Pie Crust

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Homemade Pie Crust is so easy and delicious you may never buy another store bought pastry! Using simple ingredients you can master the art of the homemade pie.

Ingredients

  • * 1 & 1/2 cups plain flour
  • * 1 & 1/2 sticks cold, unsalted butter, cubed
  • * 1/3 cup ice water
  • * pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the butter, salt and flour until it forms a mealy or coarse texture. Slowly drizzle in the ice water until a sort of ball forms, pulling away from sides of the bowl. 
  2. Put the dough on a floured surface and pat to form a disc. Wrap the disc in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. The longer the better.
  3. You can also freeze this for up to a month. Just make sure you wrap it and put it in a freezer safe package.
  4. After allowing the dough to rest in the refrigerator, take out of the package and place on a floured surface. Use a well floured rolling pin to roll out dough about 9 to 10 inches in diameter. Or whatever size you may need. This recipe makes a single crust so you may double if you are making a bottom and a top.
  5. Roll dough to desired size and carefully roll onto the rolling pin. Unroll in pie dish and use two fingers to form a decorative crust. Cook according to pie directions.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 79Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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    A+Red+Spatula
    July 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful Pie Crust!!

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