Do you love home made pie, but feel intimidated by the thought of making your own crust? Me too! Did you know you don't have to perfectly combine flour and butter and try to roll it out to get a tasty pie crust? Well, now you do!

This is my take on a press-in pie crust, based on this recipe. This is not going to be a flaky type crust - but it is very simple to do, quick, and means you can say you truly made a from-scratch pie!

Step 1: Ingredients

If you do much baking at all, you probably already have everything you need to make this pie crust!

You will need:

>   1.5 cups flour
>   1 teaspoon salt
>   1.5 teaspoon granulated sugar
>   0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
>   0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract
>   0.5 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
>   2 tablespoons milk

>   1 pie plate/tin
>   sundry measuring cups/spoons
>   fork or something with small tines to prick the dough
>   an oven pre-heated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
so I see you baked the crust so I'm new to baking and this might sound silly but what about making a pumpkin pie will it be OK to add the pumpkin pie on the crust and then baking the crust again with the filling is that ok???? please help??
<p>I have not tried it with pumpkin but I don't see why it wouldn't work :) When I make my apple pie, the raw filling goes in to the pre-baked crust and then the whole thing is baked again. If you look at my apple pie (step 7) the filling goes nearly to the top of the crust, so it stays fairly moist. </p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Pomegranate-Apple-Pie/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Pomegranate-Apple-...</a></p><p>I'd certainly give it a try, and let us know how it turns out!</p>
I just don't want to burn the crust!!!!
I like this! Great Instructable. Now I want pie though...
Thank you very much! Nothing quite like a good pie ....<br> <br> You could always make <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Pomegranate-Apple-Pie/" rel="nofollow">this one</a> ;)
I was just thinking about trying a Banana Rhubarb recipe I have ( using a crumble or such for top crust of course:) <br> <br>* 3 cups sliced fresh rhubarb, about 1 pound <br>* 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and sliced <br>* 1 cup sugar <br>* 1/4 cup orange juice <br>* 3 tablespoons flour <br>* 1/4 teaspoon salt <br>* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon <br>* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg <br>* 1 tablespoon butter, cut in small pieces <br> <br>In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, bananas, sugar, orange juice, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon mixture into the pastry-lined pie plate and dot with butter. Roll remaining pastry into an 11-inch circle for top crust. Place over the fruit filling and flute all around. Bake pie at 450&deg; for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350&deg; and bake 30 minutes longer, or until pie is nicely browned. Cool to serve.
Ok that actually sounds really amazing! Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna watch for rhubarb now ... :D
Clever tips! I like how you make it all right in the pan.
Thank you! When baking, you can never conserve too many dishes I think ...

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