Recipe by Brenda
"This recipe can be halved to make one crust. Note: use 3 - 4 tablespoons of cold water when making only one crust."
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I love this pie crust recipe and I use it every time I make a pie. I do mess with it a little to suit the type of pie I am making. for fruit pies I like to add a couple tablespoons of sugar, and for savory pies I like to add black pepper and sometimes some dried herbs.
There was nothing great about this recipe. I used it for a few pies, and I hated it.
I've made this twice now, and it works, but I docked it one star because it does NOT take 6 tablespoons of water. The dough is WAY too dry that way. It uses more like 8 or 9 tablespoons. Also, there's ALMOST not quite enough dough for a basic 9 inch pie. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I'm rolling it out pretty darn thin, and I find it dosen't quite reach the edges of my pan.
Absolutely delicious! Easiest and quickest recipe I have found recently since you don't HAVE to refrigerate. Very good!
The best pie crust I ever made. I used it for a rhubarb pie that one 1st prize at a rhubarb festival. I freeze enough water until it has ice crystals before starting the crust, then roll it thin.
This comes out perfect every time I make it...light and flaky. I've used it for berry pies, apple pies and even chicken pot pies!
I really liked how easy and non tiring to make. I made the crust for a apple pie recipe. I made 2 pie crusts just like the recipe calls for and i used the top portion of the crust and sliced it in long peice and criss-crossed the top of the pie. I then brushed a egg yolk on top of crust for browning. It looked fabulous, it looked better the store bought. I was so proud of it I took digital pics of it. But the bottom crust was all soggy and doughy, even after a few day refridration. The apples filling was not one bit soggy to cause the bottom of the crust to come out like that. I will use this recipe again but maybe bake it for a while before I continue filling it. Thanks Brenda.
Amazing flavor; we used this for Blueberry Pie from this site, and the crust was just right even without any added sugar. I had some trouble rolling it without the dough sticking to the pin and the countertop, probably due to my inexperience, but even pieced together it looked beautiful and tasted light and flaky. Per another review, I used a light egg wash and a little sugar on top before baking, which added to the appearance. Baked for 50 minutes, covered with foil the last 15 minutes, and the results were perfect!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pie Crust I
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 78
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