Easy-to-make-Pie-Crust-Recipe

Homemade Pie Crust

Today we are going to master the easiest techniques to make Homemade Pie Crust. This buttery flaky pie crust just needs 4 simple ingredients, a few tablespoons of cold water, and some turn, roll motions… And you will end up with the most versatile Pie Crust to make apple pie, blueberry pies, and these delicious grab-and-go Apple Turnovers. There are endless ways to use this Pie Crust!

Pie Crust

Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

In this post, I want to share a couple of simple techniques that will guarantee a flaky flavorful Pie Crust. I know there are many ways of making pie crust. I have tried a few different ways and this is the one that has passed the test in my kitchen. This Pie Crust Recipe is not only fuss-free but incredibly delicious. Homemade Pie Crust

There are a few things I do before starting to make this Pie Crust.

The first is to place 2 sticks (4 ounces each) of unsalted butter in the freezer. The butter needs to be very cold at the time of using it,10 minutes is just enough. Then cut the butter into small squares and place them in a container and the refrigerator. it’s important to maintain the butter cold.

Unsalted-Butter

The next step is to add 2 ½ all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoons salt, and ½ tablespoon of white sugar into a food processor. Pulse those together to combine.  

Add-flour-into-a-food-processor

Gradually, add the cold unsalted butter into the food processor and pulse several times until the pieces of butter start to reduce their size. 

Add-cold-butter

Then, slowly add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time make sure there are no pieces of ice. Pulse in between until the dough begins to show large lumps and starts to hold together. I ended up using a total of about 1/3 cup. 

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To make sure the dough is ready, just pinch some of the mixtures with your fingers. If it holds together, the dough is ready for the next step.

Homemade-Dough

On a clean, dry surface lightly floured, place the mixture and divide it into two parts as evenly as possible. Now it’s time to knead:

Cut-the-dough-into-two-parts

Using your hands fold the dough to form a ball. knead one at a time just enough to shape them. If you look closely, you will see small chunks of butter. This is great, these small bits of butter will melt at the time of baking creating a flaky crust!

Buttery flaky pie crust

Then, dust some flour on each ball of dough and tightly wrap individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour before baking or up to 3 days. You can freeze too for lasting longer.

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When it’s time to use the crust, make sure to remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. This will make the rolling process a lot easier.

Now for the rolling part:

On a flat, dry surface sprinkle some flour and place the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Then, with gentle smooth strokes roll out the dough. Always start from the center of the dough then work your way out into all directions turning the dough as you go. Turn and roll until you get your desired size depending on the type of baking dish you are using or what type of pie you are making.

Easy-to-make-Pie-Crust

This is the beginning of our pie adventures here on the blog:).  I will bring you tons of Pie recipe ideas!!! I made these Apple turnovers ( post coming next week) using this pie dough and they came out really good! Make sure to subscribe to the email list to be notified when I post new recipes on the blog 🙂

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Easy-to-make-Pie-Crust-Recipe

Homemade Pie Crust

Evelyn Savinon ( A Simple Tweak)
Today we are going to master the easiest techniques to make Homemade Pie Crust. This buttery flaky pie crust just needs 4 simple ingredients, a few tablespoons of cold water, and some turn, roll motions... And you will end up with the most versatile Pie Crust to make apple pie, blueberry pies, and these delicious grab-and-go Apple Turnovers. There are endless ways to use this Pie Crust!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course baking and desserts
Cuisine American
Calories 1162 kcal

Equipment

  • Rolling pin
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour spoon & leveled + some extra for dusting working areas
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 (8 ounces) unsalted butter (chilled & cubed)
  • Ice water

Instructions
 

There are a few things I do before starting to make this pie dough.

  • The first is to place my 2 sticks of unsalted butter in the freezer. The butter needs to be cold at the time of using it,10 minutes is just enough. Then, cut the butter into small squares and place them in a container and in the refrigerator.
  • The next step is to add 2 ½ all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoons salt, and ½ tablespoon of white sugar into a food processor. Pulse those together to combine.
  • Gradually, add the cold unsalted butter into the food processor. Pulse several times until the pieces of butter start to reduce in size.
  • Then, slowly add ice water, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Make sure there are no pieces of ice. Pulse in between until the dough begins to show large lumps and starts to hold together. I ended up using a total of 7 tablespoons.
  • To make sure the dough is ready, just pinch some of the mixtures with your fingers. If it holds together, the dough is ready for the next step.
  • On a clean, dry surface lightly floured, place the mixture and divide it into two parts as evenly as possible. Now it's time to knead:
  • Using your hands, fold the dough to form a ball, just enough to shape them. If you look closely, you will see small chunks of butter. This is great. These small bits of butter will melt at the time of baking creating a flaky crust!
  • Then, dust some flour on each ball of dough and tightly wrap individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour before baking or up to 3 days. You can freeze too for lasting longer.
  • When it's time to use the crust, make sure to remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. This will make the rolling process a lot easier.

Now for the rolling part:

  • On a flat dry surface, sprinkle some flour and place the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking.
  • using a rolling pin and gentle smooth strokes, roll out the dough. Start from the center of the dough then work your way out into all directions turning the dough as you go.
  • Turn and roll the dough until you get your desired size depending on the type of baking dish you are using or what type of pie you are making. I decided to use this pie crust to make Apple Turnovers!

Notes

This is the beginning of our pie adventures here on the blog:). I will bring you tons of Pie recipe ideas!!!
I made these Apple turnovers using this pie dough and they came out really good!
Puff-Pastry-Apple-Hand-Pies
 

Nutrition

Calories: 1162kcalCarbohydrates: 245gProtein: 32gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1175mgPotassium: 334mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gCalcium: 47mgIron: 15mg
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*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

Homemade Pie Crust

 

 

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