Try this easy Homemade Pie Crust Recipe, which will help you make a yummy pie crust the entire family will love! Super light and flaky, this recipe makes the very best pie crust!
I admit it, I hate pie crust, that is all except mom’s “very best” pie crust! It seems like it is usually difficult to make a crust that tastes great and also has a good texture.
The Very Best Pie Crust Recipe
Here’s mom’s famous homemade pie crust recipe which really is the VERY BEST! Super light and flaky, this pie crust is melt in your mouth delicious! Everyone raves about it! Make some extra to freeze and use later and you’ll cut your preparation time for your next pie!
- Yield: 3 pie crusts 1x
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/4 cups shortening, cold
1 egg, cold
1 Tbsp. vinegar, cold
5 Tbsp. cold water
- Mix flour, salt and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a bowl.
- Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives.
- Add egg, vinegar and 3 tablespoons water.
- Mix lightly with your hands. Don’t over mix. If the dough is too dry, add more water. Mix just until the dough sticks together.
- Divide into thirds.
- Roll out on a lightly floured surface to make 3 pie crusts.
- When using the crust for the top of the pie, sprinkle sugar on top.
The pie dough can be frozen in slightly flattened balls and then defrosted and rolled out when ready to use. Makes 3 crusts.
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Easy Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe
This easy graham cracker crust recipe makes a sweet and buttery graham cracker pie crust perfect for homemade no-bake cheesecake, no bake pies and other tasty desserts!
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- Combine all ingredients.
- Press into a pie pan.
Use a spring form pan if you have one to make it easier. If you don’t have one, a 9-inch pie pan will work well, too.
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From A Reader:
I purchase frozen pies most of the time. My husband prefers peach. To make them “more like Mama’s” when they come out of the oven, I sprinkle the tops of the pies with a few sprinkles of granulated sugar & a few sprinkles of cinnamon. I always have multiple compliments on my “homemade pies”.
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Terri H., Pahrump, NV
Thanks for the great tip Terri. You can add the sugar before you bake it too. Try carving your last name initial in the top crust before you bake it with a knife. You would really have them fooled then. : )