If you are needing an Easy Pie Crust Recipe for your upcoming holiday pies, this step by step homemade pie crust will be perfect. Just four simple ingredients and a few minutes of time and you will have a flaky and delicious pie crust.
Easy Pie Crust
I have always purchased store bought pie crusts. I use them for so many recipes like my Caramel Apple Pie Cookies. Store bought can be so quick and easy. The downside is store bought crusts can be so expensive.
I have always been so intimidated by making my own homemade pie crusts. Last evening, I decided to phone my grandmother and she was wonderful enough to share this super simple four ingredient crust that is foolproof. OMG why did I wait this long to ask her for a good pie crust recipe?
All that is needed for this super easy and inexpensive pie crust is flour, salt, butter, and ice cold water. I had this crust ready in just a few minutes. I am using this crust for a Pecan Pie that I will be sharing with you tomorrow. The crust will be perfect for any pie you should decide to make. I know it will make for a great crust for my Homemade Apple Filling, I am anxious to make that pie too! I know I will be using it frequently this holiday season.
1 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
6 tbsp cold Butter
4 tbsp ice cold Water
Mix together flour and salt in medium sized bowl.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or forks until mixture is pebble sized crumbs.
Add water and blend until mixture pulls together.
Roll into ball and place on lightly floured surface.
Roll out dough to about 13″ circle.
Gently roll dough around rolling pin and unroll over pie pan.
Gently press into pan and turn edge under.
Crimp edges (see below to see the method I used)
Bake your favorite pie according to the directions for your particular pie.
Crimping a pie crust can be so intimidating. I can never get my crust perfect. I watched this How to Crimp Decorative Pie Crust video by Fine Cooking over on YouTube . I used the Twisted Rope look for our crust. It was easy and turned out great.
Do you have a favorite Quick and Easy Homemade Pie Crust? I am looking forward to baking lots of great pies this holiday season and this recipe is going to be made countless times.
Looking for some great pie recipes? Be sure to see these other pies that I have shared…