loading

Hey guys! Today I'm going to show you this pie crust recipe from allrecipes.com. It's flaky and flavorful and is my personal favorite for all the pies and turnovers I make.

Step 1: You Will Need...

For this recipe you will need:

- 1 1/4 cups flour

- 1/4 teaspoons salt

- 1/2 cup butter, chilled

- 1/4 cup ice water (make extra, you might need it)

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

Thoroughly grease a pie plate. Set aside. Mix together the flour and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

Step 3: Add Butter

If you have a food processor:

Pour this mixture into a food processor fitted with a normal blade. Next add the butter (cut into smaller pieces for better distribution and flakiness in the dough). Pulse until it reaches a crumbly consistency (do not over mix).

If you don't have a food processor:

Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or two butter knives until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 4: Making the Dough

If you have a food processor:

Add the ice water a little at a time, pulsing after each addition. The dough should be crumbly, but you should be able form a ball that sticks together. Too dry and it will fall apart, too wet and it will be sticky and tough. Do not over mix.

If you don't:

Add the ice water, mixing it in a little at a time with a fork. The motion is similar to scrambling eggs. The dough should be crumbly, but you should be able form a ball that sticks together. Too dry and it will fall apart, too wet and it will be sticky and tough. Do not over mix.

Step 5: That's It!

Homemade pie crust is a delicious alternative to the store-bought variety, as well as a handy baking skill to have. Pie crust can be used in many different ways: pies (duh), turnovers, quiches, and more. So be on the look out for more instructables that use this great base. Enjoy!

About This Instructable

266views

12favorites

License:

More by dancingstar:Luscious Lemon Berry Muffins Easy McDonald's Copycat Apple Pies  Copycat McDonald's Apple Pies 
Add instructable to: