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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Tired of being intimidated by pie crusts, try our delicious easy pie crust recipe.  This is a no-fail pie crust recipe that will give you a great pie crust every time! This recipe will take the fear out of pie crust making and the worry about pie crust failure.  There is nothing like serving a beautiful pie to your family and friends for the holidays, choose this no-fail recipe to make sure that you are proud of your creation! 

This easy pie crust recipe will make the holidays easy peasy as you make perfect pies for your family or make delicious pot pies for dinner.  You won’t be sorry that you tried it. It is delicious, flavorful, and just plain wonderful.

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What can I use if I don’t have a pie crust?

This recipe is so easy that you can make a delicious pie crust in no time without having to run to the store to buy a pie crust for your pies.

Can I blind bake this easy pie crust recipe?

Yes, you can. Place your crust into the bottom of your pie pan. Poke a few holes in the bottom of the pie crust using a fork. Using pie weights over the crust to keep the crust from bubbling while baking. Bake the pie crust  You can blind bake this crust for up to three days in advance of when you need it.  Allow the crust to fully cool and then place in plastic wrap and keep it on the counter until you are ready to use it for your pie.

Is pie crust better with butter or shortening?

We think that butter tastes better (hey, it is butter) but lard and shortening is easier to work with. Butter has a much lower melting point than lard and shortening so if it gets too warm the butter can make the pie crust too soft in a regular pie crust recipe. This recipe is easy to work with though and will give you a delicious, flavorful pie crust that you will love.

Who makes the best pie crust?

You will make the best pie crust with this easy pie crust recipe!  Try it, you won’t be sorry!

Is there a difference between pie crusts?

A traditional pie crust is a bit more solid and can hold up to both sweet and savory filling in pies. A puff pastry is a super thin and delicate crust that crispier and lighter than a pie crust.

What are 6 types of pie crust?

  1. There are 2 piece pie crusts. These have a top and a bottom crust. They can be sweet pies or savory.
  2. Open-faced pies have a crust only on the bottom. You traditionally see these done with sweet pies such as pecan pies. Open-faced pies are known as tarts in England and France. 
  3. Deep dish pies Do not have a bottom crust but only a top crust and are called pot pies
  4. Lattice Pies are a decorative pie with a lattice woven over the top of the filling made out of strips of pie crust to make a lattice design.
  5. No-bake pies are made with crumbs of graham crackers or cookies held together with melted butter and pressed into the pie pan.
  6. Hand pies are pies where you place the filling onto half of smaller circles of dough and sealed shut by the dough in half and pressing the open edges to seal them properly and then baked.

 

What If I don’t have organic ingredients for the easy pie crust recipe?

When making the easy pie crust recipe just use what you have in your home. You do not have to get anything special for this recipe, but if you have it use it.

Can I make the easy pie crust recipe gluten-free?

You can. We have never tried it but try using a  measure for measure gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour for your crust.  You may have to play around with it a little to get it just how you like it but I think it would work. Let us know how it comes out!

 

What you will need to make the easy pie crust recipe

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

  • 2 cups of unbleached flour (we use organic)
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (we use raw sugar)
  • 2 sticks of butter (we use grass-fed butter)
  • 1/2 of a cup of sour cream

Directions:

  • Cut cold butter into cubes and then let sit for a few minutes. 
  • In a mixing bowl measure out your 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of sugar.  Whisk this well.  
  • Work the butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Add the sour cream into the bowl and mix.
  • Form the dough into disks
  • Place the dough in plastic wrap or a zipper bag.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour. 
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator
  • Let the dough rest for a few minutes. 
  • Remove one disk and put it on a lightly floured countertop.
  • Using a rolling pin roll out the crust to the desired thickness depending on your recipe.
  • Place the crust on the bottom of your desired pie pan.
  • Repeat the process with the second pie crust you can use this for the upper crust for your pie, to slice for making a lattice crust for the top of your pie or you can make pies with only one crust and use this for your second pie.
  • Bake your pie according to your recipe or blind bake the pie to use in the next 2-3 days.

Makes 2 nine-inch pie crusts

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Yield: 2 - nine inch pie crusts

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

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Delicious and very easy pie crust recipe that you will love! It will make pie making a breeze.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of unbleached flour (we use organic)
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (we use raw sugar)
  • 2 sticks of butter (we use grass-fed butter)
  • 1/2 of a cup of sour cream

Instructions

    Cut cold butter into cubes and then let sit for a few minutes. 
    In a mixing bowl measure out your 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of sugar.  Whisk this well.  
    Work the butter into the dry ingredients.
    Add the sour cream into the bowl and mix.
    Form the dough into disks
    Place the dough in plastic wrap or a zipper bag.
    Refrigerate for at least one hour. 
    Remove the dough from the refrigerator
    Let the dough rest for a few minutes. 
    Remove one disk and put it on a lightly floured countertop.
    Using a rolling pin roll out the crust to the desired thickness depending on your recipe.
    Place the crust on the bottom of your desired pie pan.
    Repeat the process with the second pie crust you can use this for the upper crust for your pie, to slice for making a lattice crust for the top of your pie or you can make pies with only one crust and use this for your second pie.

    Bake your pie according to your recipe or blind bake the pie to use in the next 2-3 days.

 

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