Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Simple Pie Crust

1-1/4 cup all purpose flour, plus a bit more for rolling
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening (or vegan butter)
4-6 tablespoons cold water

Add the flour and salt to a large bowl. Cut the shortening into cubes and scatter on top of the flour. Use a fork to cut the shortening into the flour. Keep going until the mixture reaches a crumbly texture.

Add the cold water 1-2 tablespoons at a time (you want the water to be cold so that it doesn't melt the shortening). Mix. Continue to add water until the dough comes together-- you should be able to form a ball. Flatten your ball of dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator. Let chill for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.

When you're ready to make your pie, take the crust out of the refrigerator, and roll it flat on a flour-dusted surface.

Some recipes require a pre-baked or blind baked crust. For others, you will simply add the crust and filling at the same time. Make sure to check the pie recipe.

One 9" pie crust