Simple Pie Crust Recipe

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Easy And Simple Pie Crust

Do you love to bake like I do?  I enjoy baking and pies are one of my favorite desserts to make. Having a pie dough recipe can make a delicious pie.  I’m team pie crust in my family and this simple pie crust recipe checks all the boxes to complete the perfect pie.

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What Ingredients Are Used To Make Pie Crust?

This recipe uses:

  • egg
  • shortening
  • flour
  • water
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • apple cider vinegar
mixed dough

How Do I Make The Crust Flakey?

Folding the dough onto itself, will make layers. This will make a delicious flaky crust. Chilling the dough will also prevent the shortening from melting and keep the layers.

chilled pie dough

How Do I Add Flavor To The Crust?

Use butter flavored shortening. If making a savory dish, you can add herbs like rosemary and chives. If making a pie, you can add cinnamon and nutmeg to add additional flavor.

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Simple Pie Crust

Need an easy pie dough recipe? We've got a simple pie crust recipe that is flaking and delicious. Perfect for your next homemade pie.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add 2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Add the egg water vinegar and shortening into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • The dough should be a firm consistency.  If it is not, add a little flour until it is no longer wet and sticky.
  • Cut in half and cover each piece wrapping in plastic wrap.
  • Place both into the fridge and allow to set for 1 hour.
  • Roll out and use for your next pie.

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Pie Dough Tips:

  • Depending on the moisture in your area, you may need more/less flour
  • Add flour until your dough is firm, but still soft
  • Want a buttery crust use butter flavored shortening
  • Putting the pie dough into the fridge, allows it to firm up a bit before baking and be easier to roll out
  • Make your favorite pumpkin, apple or banana pie
Need an easy pie dough recipe? We've got a simple pie crust recipe that is flaking and delicious. Perfect for your next homemade pie.

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