Monday, August 13, 2012
Homemade pie crust
I am guilty of buying the pre-made, refrigerated pie crusts from the grocery store because "they save so much time", or so I thought! After making this pie-crust myself I don't know that I'll ever buy those again! This crust was absolutely delicious and I knew exactly what ingredients had gone into it. Plus-it truly was quick and easy to prepare. I hope you'll give this a try for your next dessert or chicken pot pie!
Homemade pie crust (yields one 8 or 9-inch pie crust)
1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
In a mixing bowl stir flour and salt together. Cut in butter with a fork for about a minute or until pieces resemble small peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over half of the mixture and gently toss with a fork until moistened. Sprinkle another tablespoon cold water over the additional mixture and toss with a fork until moistened as well. Make sure all flour is moistened but don't overwork the mixture!
Using your hands, quickly form the dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes (or up to 3 days!). Then, follow your recipes directions for baking.
*Most pie recipes will state that you need a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
What will you fill this delicious pie crust with? I'd love to hear!