Simple Pie Crust

March 16, 2014

20140302 Pie Crust

This is a very basic pie crust recipe that will make one crust for you. It is so simple and makes a yummy crust for your favorite pies or quiches. You may not go back to prepared crusts!

You will need:

  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon (if making a non-savory pie)
  • 12 T ( 1.5 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • Up to 1/4 c ice water

Then you will…

  1. Add the flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon (if using) to your food processor.  Pulse to combine.
  2. Pulse in half of the butter.
  3. Add the rest of the butter and pulse until it turns into coarse crumbs.
  4. Pulse the dough, while adding the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time. Repeat until the dough gathers into a ball. Be careful not to add too much water or the dough will become very sticky.
  5. Flatten the dough into a disk.
  6. Wrap the dough in lightly floured plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. When you are ready to use the dough, roll it out until it is slightly larger than your pie plate and an even thickness.


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