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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!
How to make the easiest crust
Let’s be honest, those premade 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 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 when I need to.
You can do this too!
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
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:
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup shortening
- 1/2 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 love this time of year!
THE TO-DO LIST
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!
Thanksgiving week series
- plan ahead for Thanksgiving Day
- Day #1 Monday – easy Thanksgiving Turkey
- Day #2 Tuesday – easy Thanksgiving pie crust
- Day #3 Wednesday – easy apple pie recipe
- Day #4 Thursday – easy pecan pie