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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Really Easy Pie Crust Recipes You will Want to Try Right Now

Are you in the mood for something sweet and mouth-watering? Why not try your hand at preparing delicious and flaky pie crust? Get it right every time with the recipes mentioned in the article below.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Instead of purchasing a ready pie crust full of preservatives, why not make one at home! The recipe is quite simple and easy to follow.

Butter Pie Crust

Ingredients
  • All-Purpose Flour, 2½ cups
  • Unsalted Butter, 1 cup
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • Ice Water, 4 to 8 tablespoons
Method
  • Cut the butter into ½ inch cubes and place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
  • In a tabletop stand mixer, blend flour, salt, and sugar together.
  • Add chilled cubes of butter and blend till everything mixes together into a smooth crumble.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and keep mixing till the flour begins to clump together.
  • After about 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, turn the mixer off, and touch the dough to check if the dough has come together.
  • Scrape the sides of the mixer and remove the dough from the machine. Divide it into 2 sections.
  • Knead the dough for a couple of minutes to combine the dough properly.
  • Wrap each section with plastic wrap and let it refrigerate for an hour.
  • After an hour, remove dough from the refrigerator and let it sit aside at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help roll out the dough easily.
  • Using a rolling pin, start rolling the dough out to about 12" wide and ⅛" thick.
  • Place the pie dish on your work station and gently lift the dough to place it over it.
  • Trim off excess dough with a kitchen knife, leaving just about ½" edge on the side.
Pumpkin Pie Crust

Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, ¾ cup
  • All-Purpose Flour, ½ cup
  • Sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Cold Unsalted Butter (cut into small pieces), 2 tablespoons
  • Reduced-fat Sour Cream, 2 tablespoons
  • Canola Oil, 2 tablespoons
Method
  • In a tabletop stand mixer, blend wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt along with butter to make the dough.
  • Once the butter incorporates completely, turn the mixer off to scrape the sides. Turn it back on to add sour cream and oil in.
  • After a few minutes, the dough should be ready. Remove it from the mixer and place it on your work station.
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes till it binds together.
  • Add some dry flour to the dough if it sticks to the table.
  • Now shape the dough into 5" round discs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Roll the dough between sheets of wax paper into a 13" circle.
  • Remove the top sheet and invert the dough into a 9" pie dish.
  • Peel the wax paper off the other side and trim the crust with a kitchen knife.
  • Tuck the overhanging crust under forming a double thick edge.
Pumpkin Pie on a Wooden Table
Butter Pie Crust