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Pie Crust Recipe – How to Make Pie Crust in 4 Easy Steps

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If you’ve never made your own homemade pie crust, you are in for a delicious treat! This is the BEST pie crust recipe, and it happens to be a SUPER easy pie crust recipe too! 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crisco. All opinions are my own and 100% genuine, based on my experience with the product/company.

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Homemade Pie Crust

All my life I’ve used an oil crust recipe because I thought it was the easiest way to make pie crust. But I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone.

You guys. The Crisco Pie Crust recipe is seriously so easy! And so much tastier + flakier than my go-to recipe. I’ve officially converted over!

I’ve always stayed away from these butter type crusts, because I didn’t have a pastry blender, or pastry cutter. I always thought you needed one or the other.

I have NO idea why I thought that.

Because you actually don’t need a blasted thing. You can use your HANDS. (This is the part where I beg you to wash them with soap first) 😉

And this is also especially convenient when you realize that you forgot to start the dishwasher the night before and all your forks are dirty. Not that this was the case for me… *cough*

Also, I think huge part of why this was easier was because of the Crisco Baking Sticks. They’re like the best thing ever created. I’ve never used them before trying this recipe, but they are, in fact, fantastic and they make my pie-making-life so much easier! Boo-yah.

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust

Start by mixing the flour and salt in a bowl. Cut up 1/2 of the Baking Stick into cubes. With your hands or, if you’re the lucky type, the pastry blender, (or even a fork – but I found my hands were the easiest), combine the ingredients until the dough resembles crumbs.

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Stir in (or massage) just enough water until the dough holds together. (I only needed the 3 Tbs.) You should be able to create a smooth ball that doesn’t fall apart. Shape dough into a ball and chill for at least 30 min.

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Roll out the dough on a floured surface. (I’ve always used the wax paper method, and this was hands down easier!) Now, if you’re making a regular pie, you want it to be 2 in. wider than your pie plate. But since I was making mini pies, I just rolled the dough out a little thinner than I would normally. Using a large cup, I cut out circles, then placed them in my muffin tins, not caring about where the creases ended up.

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Once in the pie pa nor muffin tin, I then pricked the bottoms with a butter knife, because the dishwasher wasn’t done yet. *Ahem*

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Bake your crust(s) in the lower third of the oven, at °425 F, for 8-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Remove from the over and place on a cookie sheet to cool.  (I adored how nicely they just popped out!)

And now for the pie filling!

At this point, you could just add your favorite pie filling, cut a slice of banana and add some pudding, top with whipped cream, etc. -OR- make our favorite Mini Lemon Meringue Pies.

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I love mini pies. All that’s required to eat them are your hands (and the occasional napkin), so it saves you from dirtying more dishes, and you don’t need a fork.

Because, you know. Sometimes you forget to start the dishwasher.  And that’s ok. 😉

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

If you've never made your own homemade pie crust, you are in for a delicious treat! This is the BEST pie crust recipe, and it happens to be a SUPER easy pie crust recipe too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick chilled Crisco Baking Stick I used the butter flavor
  • 3-6 Tbs cold water

Instructions

  1. Blend flour + salt in a bowl. Cut up 1/2 of the Baking Stick into cubes and combine with the flour and salt until the dough is crumbly.
  2. Stir in just enough water until the dough holds together. (I only needed the 3 Tbs.) You should be able to create a smooth ball that doesn't fall apart. Shape dough into a ball and chill for at least 30 min.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Using a bowl or round pattern with a sharp knife, cut out your dough. If you're making a regular pie, you want it to be 2 in. wider than your pie plate. If you are making mini pies, roll the dough out a little thinner than normal, cut out using a large cup, then place them in your muffin tins, not caring about where the creases end up. Poke the bottom of the pie dough with a fork.
  4. Bake your crust(s) in the lower third of the oven, at °425 F, for 8-12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Pull the pie crust(s) out  and place on a cookie sheet to cool.

…and now that you know how to make pie crust, you’re ready to fill it with something delicious!!!

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Are you guys ready to try out Crisco’s Baking Sticks?!

Happy Pie Making!! –xoxo

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crisco. All opinions are my own and 100% genuine, based on my experience with the product/company.

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