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??

7 comments:

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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