Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.





Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe

This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies. Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.

Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups white flour
2 TBSP castor sugar (remember a whirl in the small food processor of regular white sugar will do it)
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick cold (or frozen) cubed unsalted butter
4 TBSP cold vegetable shortening
12 TBSP ice water

Directions:

• Combine flour, castor sugar and salt
• Add vegetable shortening and butter
• Mix (cut in shortening and butter) until well blended
• Add 4 TBSP water, mix
• Add 2 more TBSP water, continue mixing. Keep adding the water until well blended. You may not need all 12 TBSP.
• Divide dough in half.
• Wrap with plastic wrap.
• Refrigerate 30 minutes.
• Remove cooled dough from refrigerator, roll onto lightly floured surface, until you have (2) 11″ round disks
• Place 1 raw dough disk in the pie plate and fluted the edges.
• Cover bottom with lightly sprayed parchment paper.
• Cover with beans or pie weights.
• Prick sides of dough liberally with fork.
• If cooking for a creme pie, bake at 425º for 13-15 minutes.
• Remove from oven, remove pie weights and parchment paper.
• Cool completely
• If cooking for a fruit or meat pie do not bake prior to adding filling and second dough disc for covering. Bake per pie instructions.

Makes 2 pie shells, or 1 pie shell with top

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.


Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe Mise en Place:

Large Bowl
Rolling Pin
Pastry Cutter
Measuring Cups
Pie Beads/Weight (for pies with prebaked shells)
Small Food Processor (to make castor sugar)
Pie Plate
Pie Crust Guard
• Parchment Paper

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 1/2 cups white flour
• 2 TBSP castor sugar (remember a whirl in the small food processor of regular white sugar will do it)
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1 stick cold (or frozen) cubed unsalted butter
• 4 TBSP cold vegetable shortening
• 12 TBSP ice water

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.


Easy Pie Crust Dough Directions:

• Combine flour, castor sugar and salt

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.


• Add vegetable shortening and butter
• Mix (cut in shortening and butter) until well blended
• Add 4 TBSP water, mix
• Add 2 more TBSP water, continue mixing. Keep adding the water until well blended. You may not need all 12 TBSP.

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.


• Divide dough in half.
• Wrap with plastic wrap.
• Refrigerate 30 minutes.
• Remove cooled dough from refrigerator, roll onto lightly floured surface, until you have (2) 11″ round disks
• Place 1 raw dough disk in the pie plate and fluted the edges.
• Cover bottom with lightly sprayed parchment paper.
• Cover with beans or pie weights.
• Prick sides of dough liberally with fork.
• If cooking for a creme pie, bake at 425º for 13-15 minutes.
• Remove from oven, remove pie weights and parchment paper.
• Cool completely
• If cooking for a fruit or meat pie do not bake prior to adding filling and second dough disc for covering. Bake per pie instructions.

Easy Pie Crust Dough Recipe. This slightly sweet, easy to make pie dough is great with all types of pies.  Cook just the pie crust to use with cream pies, or use the dough uncooked with fruit or meat pies.


Note: I have always been a terrible pie crust dough maker, and Pillsbury was my friend. The dough itself tasted horrible. Since I started making this dough seven years (or more!) ago, it has always turned out delicious, and it is soooo easy to work with!

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Comments

  1. There is no comparison to homemade dough, Yours looks great I am going to have to try it.

  2. I’ll have to give it a shot too.. Always looking for a new “Best Pie Crust”.

  3. Do you mix it by hand or use the foodprocesser?

    • It helps when I make all the pictures show up… and I check these and edit a minimum of 20 times before posting! (headbang)

      By hand, Patty.

      Ann

  4. wow, this sounds and looks to be so easy as to the ones that we have done. I will give it a try very soon.
    Thanks.

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  5. sounds pretty easy. Nver heard of castor sugar. Thanks for stopping by WW nycsinglemom.com

  6. Now I have to try that!

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