Easiest Homemade Pie Crust Recipe Ever From a Seasoned Baker by Ann Marie Patitucci

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4 months ago
Easiest Homemade Pie Crust Recipe Ever From a Seasoned Baker

Intimidated by making your own pie crust? Don’t be! A member of our 30Seconds community, Khristian Grindle, shared her pie crust recipe with us. We’re thrilled to be able to share it with you. Even if you’re never attempted homemade crust before, you can do it with this recipe.

The most traditional pie crust is made with butter. That can take some practice to master, because if you handle it too much it will end up too tough. A more forgiving pie crust is one that is made with shortening, like this recipe, because shortening has a higher melting point than butter, so it's easy to incorporate into the dough and roll out. No food processor needed. You’ve got this!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 pie crust

Ingredients

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in the flour, salt and shortening.
  2. Beat the egg with a fork. Add water and vinegar to egg. Add to the flour mixture.
  3. Once you’re ready to roll out your dough, lightly flour your surface and rolling pin. 

Here's how to roll out the dough:

  1. Gently pack the dough into a ball. 
  2. Using your rolling pin, apply even pressure and gently roll it from the center out. To prevent sticking, lift your dough and flour your surface and the top of the dough as needed. It’s best to roll the dough out to about 12 inches in diameter. This is the ideal size for a 9-inch pie plate, so you have a little overhang and have enough dough to decorate the edges, if you like. (Pro tip: Use a ruler to measure the dough and make sure it’s the right size.) 
  3. Cut off the excess, leaving about 1 inch of overhang. Then, just fold the overhang under and decorate the edges, if you like.

Here's how to bake it: 

  • Bake at 400 degrees F until crust is golden brown, approximately 30 minutes. Note that ovens vary.

Need help converting cooking and baking measurements? Here are some handy kitchen conversion charts.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Have always been intimidated by making my own pie crust. Thanks for the simple inspiration!
bepositive
Usually buy pre made crust but this may be less expensive?
Cassiday
Homemade pie crust is so good that it's worth the effort when you have the time to make it.

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