For some people making homemade pie crust is a scary process. It was for me also until a few years ago when I decided I was going to conquer my fears and learn to make my own pie crust.
I found a great video online and actually set up my computer on the kitchen counter and worked right alongside the video and my pie crust came out terrific...the very first time.
Here are step by step instructions with photos for you to see how easy it is to make pie crust.
Add the shortening to the flour and salt.
Using a pastry cutter work the shortening into the flour.
Combine until it looks like cornmeal.
Beginning with one tablespoon slowly start to incorporate the water into the flour and shortening mixture. You can see it's beginning to clump.
Keep adding the water one tablespoon at a time until it begins to form a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl. If it doesn't, you need to add more water. Do not dump everything on the counter and try to knead the dough into a shape. This was where I always made my mistake. The dough needs to come to a ball in the bowl for perfect pie crust!
Yes, a nice ball of pie crust. Flatten out the ball into a disc shape and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. You can also freeze the pie crust at this point.
Place the disc of pie dough onto a well floured board and begin to roll out.
The pie crust rolled out beautifully and EASY.
Use your homemade pie crust to make delicious pies for your family this Thanksgiving
or try these yummy Mini Pumpkin Pies...
I hope you try to make your own pie crust. It really is easy and the taste is delicious!
Don't forget to check out my post on how to make your pies look fancy HERE...
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