Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pie Crust Recipe from Scratch!!

I did it!!
I made a pie crust from scratch! I've never done this on my own...
But I did it! and it actually turned out "pretty"!!

Once again I say if I can do it...
So can you!

Because I used real butter I'd estimate this
double crust cost me about $1.20

That's still pretty cheap! I think a double Pillsbury crust
is around $2.50- $3.00

Another item crossed off my list that I don't need
to buy premade at the store anymore... EVER!!

I won't say it was super easy, but mostly because I felt
I didn't know what I was doing and I kept second guessing myself
wondering if I was doing it right.

I also don't own a pasty cutter. (Never had a need for one!)
Now I might see a need for one!!
This time I just used 2 knives to cut in the butter.
That took a little bit and then I finished with a fork.

Next time it will go much faster just because, I think, I
know what I want my end result to look like!

Anyway if anyone wants a recipe that uses real butter
and not Crisco here it is....

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter (cut into small pieces)
1/4 - 1/2 cup water poured over ice cubes
(I used a little more than 1/2 cup)

I love that I can make these
with ingredients that I normally have on hand!!

For the directions it might be
easier to direct you here.

All I really did was combine the salt and sugar. Cut in the butter a little
then add the flour. Continue smashing it up. Then I used a fork to finish.

When the butter is very small add the water spoon by spoon
Until dough comes together. I ended up using my hands.

Knead for 10 minutes (I didn't knead that long)
Divide into 2 balls, one for each crust.

Roll out or just put it into the sprayed pie plate and
spread out. Next time I need to make mine a little thinner.
If you roll it out, put it on wax paper and fold over.
Then roll, this made it very easy!

Bake the crust at 400* until golden brown for
pudding or cream pies.
Or fill your crust with your pie filling and then bake.

I made a Black Raspberry!

I'm planning on making a couple pies a month for hubby!
We'll see if that actually happens... gardening season
is coming you know!!

So I'm curious how many of you
make your own pie crust??


Mominin said...

Looks good, Megan. I made a pie crust several months ago and wasn't happy with it (It tasted really salty - right up Aaron's ally). I'll have to try your recipe.

Genesa said...

That is beautiful! Great job! I can almost taste it! You already know that I make my own pie crust! =)

Pam Ponder said...

I will have to try your recipe I have never had any luck in making a pie crust, great job and thanks for posting this

Amy Price said...

I made my first crust last Thanksgiving and it turned out well. I used real butter like you. My father-in-law liked it, and he is a pie-connessiuer (sp?) so I think I passed the test ;) Your pie looks awesome!

Sarah said...

For the few times that I have actually MADE pies in my life, I have actually always made the crusts. This last Thanksgiving, I cooked my own pumpkin AND made the crust for my pumpkin pie!

I love it!!! :) Yours looked beautiful~!

Kimber said...

You go, girl! I helped my mother in law make the pies for Thanksgiving, but I don't think I ever touched the crust!

Gaertegang said...

I have never been brave enough to try! I would like to give it a whirl, but it's never been priority...although I am sure everyone in my house would vote to make it a priority if that means they get pie!

THANKS for sharing! BTW loved the WWed. pics.


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