Pie Crust Secrets!
Have you always wanted to try your hand at a homemade pie crust but were too intimidated? This pie crust recipe is perfect for any time of the year! After tweaking a couple recipes, I was able to perfect a simple pie crust that’s flaky and incredible. Every. Single. Time. You can’t mess this one up, and with only four ingredients and about seven minutes – you’ll be a pie crust super star …..
How to make Pie Crust
The ingredients and instructions for a printable recipe card are below but here’s the basic idea ->>>
You’ll add flour and salt together with just the right amount of shortening and very cold water. You’ll have a dough ball that will divide into two pie crusts. It’s very easy – I promise.
That’s all folks!
Here’s your printable recipe cards of how to make homemade pie crust:
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup shortening
- ½ Cup water
- Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a fork or pastry blender until you have coarse crumbs. Add water a bit at a time and mix until a ball is formed. Divide in half and wrap each in plastic wrap for 4 hours or overnight.
- Roll out dough on floured surface. Don't overwork or get too thin. Roll out the size of pie pan.
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, I use one crust as the bottom of a pie for apple pie and the top, then I use a bottom crust for a homemade pecan pie. I’ll also use a a pie crust to use in the bottom and top of my homemade apple pie. I love this time of year!
Pie Crust & To-Dos
Today is about buying any fresh foods you have on your Thanksgiving menu and making the pie crust needed for Turkey Day pies! Aren’t you glad I just showed you how easy it is?
Go ahead and work on cleaning two more rooms today that need it. Also, gather together any board games and outdoor game supplies for the fun times after the Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to print out the Thanksgiving Kiddo printables I have for you too.
That’s all for today, friend. Remember – you are not going to stress about the Thanksgiving turkey! If you have the holiday blues, maybe THIS post will help. I’ll be back tomorrow with another day in our Countdown to Thanksgiving. I’ll bring another easy Thanksgiving recipe and what we can accomplish on our “to-do” list to make the big day more fun!
Don’t you love this time of year where pie crust abounds?
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