Easy Pie Crust: Foolproof And Flaky Crust Every Single Time

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Easy Pie Crust Secrets!

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a homemade pie crust but were too intimidated? I’ve been trying for a while to create a foolproof and easy pie crust that’s flaky and incredible every. single. time. and I did it!  Just so you know, it’s incredibly hard to mess this one up, and with only three real ingredients, you’ll be a pie crust super star for your Thanksgiving holidays or Christmas festivities!

close up of easiest homemade pie crust

How to make easiest homemade Pie Crust

Let’s be honest, those premade pie crusts at the stores aren’t that expensive, but one year, I realized at the last minute that I didn’t buy enough premade crusts, but I had the simple crust ingredients and decided to give it a whirl. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and have never looked back.  I love to know how to make things from scratch for when I need to.

You can do this too!

EASY PIE CRUST INGREDIENTS

There are exact measurements of the ingredients on the printable recipe card below but here’s a quick glance of what you’ll need.  Only three real ingredients (water doesn’t really count because it’s so readily available, right?!).

  • All Purpose Flour
  • salt
  • shortening
  • water

EASY PIE CRUST INSTRUCTIONS

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:

Pie Crust: Fail Proof & Flaky!
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Cup water
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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 love this time of year!

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It’s Day #2 of Thanksgiving week in our Thanksgiving series and today is all about buying any fresh foods you have on your Thanksgiving menu list and making the pie crust needed for Thanksgiving 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 because it’s not that hard!  And, if you you are dealing with a case of the holiday blues, maybe THIS post will help.

 

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10 Comments

  1. November 22, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I have never made a great pie crust. My mom was the queen of the apple pie! I may have to try again! This looks doable 🙂

  2. November 22, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Making my own crust was always scary! I will have to try this though! Thanks!

  3. November 22, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I’ve never made pie crust before.. I usually just buy it from the store. I’ve saved this for future use- if I get brave enough to try it.

  4. November 23, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Homemade pie crust has always been problematic for me. There is definitely some technique involved in combining the ingredients without overworking the dough. Thanks for sharing both the helpful tips as well as the recipe. I intend to use BOTH this Thanksgiving!

  5. November 23, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I’m all about fail proof recipes! totally pinning this for later 🙂

  6. November 26, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Great simple pie crust recipe. I do an all-butter crust but am tempted to give shortening a try. Thanks for sharing!

  7. March 15, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I will have to try this. I don’t make pie to often (really, it usually just in the fall after apple picking), but when I do I’m all about home made crust.

  8. March 15, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Homemade pie crust is the BOMB! I’ve pinned to try this later, thanks for the recipe!

  9. Kathryn
    March 18, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is. It looks absolutely delicious.

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