Pie Crust Recipe

This is the perfect pie crust recipe to try if you’ve never made a crust before. It’s so simple and really...
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This is the perfect pie crust recipe to try if you’ve never made a crust before. It’s so simple and really hard to mess up. Tender, flaky and delicious, it will help you make the best pies ever!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3  Cup  flour
  • 1/2  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  water

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in oil and water and mix until just combined. Form dough into ball and place it in a greased pie pan. Press dough out evenly until it covers entire pie pan including the sides. Make sure you press it thin where the side and bottom meet. Crimp edges if desired.

To pre-bake, poke with fork and bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

Pie Crust Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Pie Crust Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Pie Crust Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

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