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Pie Crust Recipe:

Pie Crust Recipe:

How to Flute a Pie Crust:

To form a fluted pie rim, hold your thumb and index finger an inch apart on the outside edge of the crust and press between them with the index finger of the other hand. Move around the edges of the pan repeating the motion to create a fluted rim.

All Butter Pie Crust Recipe » Dassana's Veg Recipes

This simple, all-butter pie crust recipe yields a deliciously flaky pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory dishes alike. Just 4 simple ingredients are all you need to make homemade pie dough! Once you make your own pie crust from scratch, you’ll never go back to using the store-bought stuff again. (Source: www.vegrecipesofindia.com)

Is Pie Crust Better With Butter or Shortening?

Basically, the debate exists on whether to use butter, shortening, lard, or some combination for the flakiest, best-tasting pie crust. I like a combination of butter and shortening for pie crusts. The shortening helps it to be super flaky, tender, and sturdy, while the butter gives it the delicious buttery flavor. The combination results in a delicious, flaky, yet perfectly sturdy crust that works for even heavier pie fillings. Getting the shortest crust from the recipe is always a challenge. I love seeing pictures of people's pies from Thanksgiving or Christmas that took hours to assemble,

Mixture:

Use the following recipe for both butter and shortening pie crusts. You can also use sour cream or heavy cream in place of some or all of the butter. If you make the dough with whole milk, it will be less sour.

Using a pastry cutter (the one I own) or two forks, cut the butter and shortening into the mixture until it resembles a coarse meal (pea-sized bits with a few larger bits of fat is OK). A pastry cutter makes this step very easy and quick.

We’ve been making pie crust the same way in our kitchen for years. We cut butter (or other solid fat) into the flour until the butter and flour look crumbly and have pieces of butter the size of peas. Then, we add just enough water to form the dough into a ball. That was until we found a better way. A homemade pie crust recipe, rather a pie crust method, that’s consistent and makes dough that’s a dream to roll out.

 

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