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4.14.2009

Best. Pie. Crust. Ever

This is so easy and delicious you'll never go back to pre-made again, promise. You will need to use a food processor or else it really is hard to make and no fun at all. People are always surprised/impressed when I bring a pie with homemade crust as if I am super woman (OK, I am but no need to grovel, right?) and even if the pie is not that great (yeah right) they think I rock and now, you too, can rock


Pie Crust ----- makes 2 crusts
2 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup unsalted butter cut in chunks
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ice cold water


whirl dry ingredients together
add butter and pulse to chop until flour looks like course meal 10-15 seconds
add ice water and pulse quickly 1 tablespoon at a time=1 pulse at a time
when dough holds together stop adding water
remove from the bowl and divide the dough in half
flatten each piece in to a disk and wrap in plastic wrap
refrigerate 60 minutes, keep 1 in the refrigerator while working with the other
roll out on a lightly floured surface until 2 inches wider than your pie pan
roll on to the rolling pin and unroll on the pie pan
pat in to place chill until ready to use
repeat for a second 1 crust pie or roll second crust out as a top crust and lay over your filling trimming and crimping as desired

8 comments :

  1. Yum :) I love making pie. I always add a touch of lemon juice to it, too... and I do half butter and half Crisco. But I can NOT for the life of me make a lattice top. I've given up :) At least the bottom is the way it's supposed to be and one complains about the streusel top!

    This method totally work :)

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  2. That does not look too hard. I just buy it. I know pretty bad huh?

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  3. This looks tangible to me, I will have to remember it next time I am in need of one..Love your blog.. first time here..

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  4. You are superwoman! Haha. This looks great and simple, I'll have to try it. I'm always really bad at rolling it our for some reason, though!

    Butter is so much better than shortening, IMO!

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  5. That sounds insanely easy! Thank you for posting this! :)

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  6. ooh I'll have to try that - I'm always looking for a good crust, usually I find it in the store pre-made ;-) This sounds better.

    Stopping by to say thank you for providing something for the auction over at SITS!

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  7. You rock my dear, I wish I could always do homemade. Hmmm maybe I can make up some and freeze them then wehn I run home from work they'd be ready! Always giving me great ideas!

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