by Texas Homesteader
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Need an easy pie crust recipe? You’re in luck! This recipe makes a double 9″ pie crust. And it’s quick & easy, using only 4 standard pantry ingredients. A little flour, shortening salt & water & you’re on your way to a delicious homemade pie crust too!
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I don’t make pie often. I mean, it’s just RancherMan & me in our empty-nest home these days. So making pie is something I typically only make for larger gatherings a few times a year.
But occasionally I’ll need to make a pie crust for things other than a pie. For instance, recently I made a homemade Chicken Pot Pie and I needed crust for that. (it was delicious by the way!)
And even more recently while the grandbabies were visiting I made some small baked individual Apple Hand-Pies. Those are little apple pies you can eat with one hand – kinda like fried pies. And of course I needed the crust for that as well.
I’ve also whipped up little individual apple pies when we had company visiting for supper. Those single-serve apple pies turned out so cute!
So as you can see, although I only make a full-blown pie every now and then, I often have need for pie crust for single-serve desserts and savory dishes as well.
No need to buy pie crust though, I have a very simple recipe to make it myself!
Simple Homemade Pie Crust
To make the crust I measured out 2 cups of flour and added 1 teaspoon of salt and mixed it together.
Then I added 2/3 cup shortening and mixed it all together until it was all crumbly. Some people use a pastry cutter to complete this task. But I always just use freshly washed & dried hands to get the mixture just right in a snap.
Then lastly I added 6 Tablespoons of water and mixed it all in until it looked like a dough ball. I usually start out this step with a fork and then finish up with freshly-washed hands.
If you’re making your pie crust for an actual pie, simply divide it in two and roll each half into a 9″ circle.
Whether making a double-crust pie or smaller individual hand pies I use a *pastry mat to make the transfer to the dish less messy and help keep the crust in one piece)
So there ya go – Easy Peasy! My simple pie crust recipe is below.
Pie Crust (double 9")
A flaky homemade pie crust is easy. I make it savory by adding broth instead of water if I'm using it for a pot pie. So flexible! #TexasHomesteader
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 6 tablespoons water (or broth if for savory dishes)
Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is completely blended and appears crumbly.
Add water and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Dough will form into a ball when it's adequately mixed. The dough will be sticky and tough if too much water is added, and it will crack and tear when rolled if too little is added. Only if needed add additional water in just 1-Tablespoon increments.
Cut dough in half and roll each half out for your 9" pie crust.
To bake: 375 degrees F. for 35 minutes
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