How to Make Pie Crust (Secret Recipe 1)

This is my million dollar secret recipe – How to make pie crust. Yes, from this moment on you can have it. And share as long as you live. The best pie dough for YOU!

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Hello from the best pie recipe you can imagine.

Yes, I am not kidding. This is my secret recipe. And I am going to share.

Maybe because it is 2020 and life is so out there that I need something NORMAL, something to hold me “IN” HAPPY!

And I know it is not just me…it is YOU and YOU and YOU and we ALL need “cozy happy life.”

What is more cozy and happy than the PIE?

Even if you don’t like pies, there is something in the air when pie is being made. And that “something” I am about to share.

How to make the best pie crust in this universe?

Are you ready?

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DESCRIPTION OF PIE DOUGH RECIPE

One and only pie crust recipe I use. This is the recipe from one of the most famous bakery. (trust me, I did not steal the recipe. I paid for it).This recipe is old fashioned and made for your pie hungry heart.

BTW, if you ever made pie crust, you know it can be tricky. On top of that you are wondering why people said “as easy as pie”.

But trust me this recipe is “as easy as pie”. It is made with a few simple ingredients:

  • shortening
  • brown sugar
  • flour
  • eggs
  • vinegar
  • water

Super flaky, ridiculously easy to make, tender and turns out perfectly every single time. Yes, this pie is the best gift you can give to yourself. (forget family, friends, coworkers…you can be selfish for a moment)

So, let’s start with ingredients you need to buy. It is only 5!

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SHOPPING LIST

  • CRISCO All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Brown Sugar
  • Flour (all purpose, unbleached)
  • Eggs
  • White Vinegar

ACTION TIME

MAKING PIE CRUST

Ingredients

1/3 cup flour

2 lbs shortening

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, large

1 TBS + 2 tsp vinegar

1 1/2 cups water

7 cups flour (all purpose)

INSTRUCTIONS

Add to the mixing bowl the following ingredients:

flour, shortening and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Set aside.

In a separate bowl add eggs, vinegar and ice water. Mix using a fork.

Then add eggs mixture to the shortening.

Mix all ingredients together.

Your next step is to add 3 cups of flour and mix in.

Then add the rest of flour or 4 cups.

Mix all ingredients or until the flour is incorporated.

IMPORTANT: This dough will be sticky but once it’s frozen and thawed out it will be soft and easy to work.

Divide dough into 6 equal portions or into 3. (it is your choice. If you divide by 3 you will make 2 pies each time)

Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. (don’t worry if is sticky. You can use spoon to transfer dough)

Then transfer to the freezer.

And you just answered the question: How to make pie crust?

Yes, you just made the best pie crust in the universe.

And all by yourself. BRAVO!

Easy, don’t you think. As easy as PIE!

Review the Steps

-Mix flour, shortening and brown sugar using mixer. Set aside.

-Combine in separate bowl: eggs, vinegar and water. Use fork to mix it.

-Add egg mixture to shortening

-Then add flour

-Mix, divide and freeze.

Quick Note

Eggs – Use large, organic eggs.

WATER– THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE. USE ICE WATER!

Vinegar – I used Heinz Pure White Vinegar

Shortening – I always used CRISCO – ALL-VEGETABLE SHORTENING.

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FINAL NOTE

The best pie crust I’ve made.

Flaky, delicious and easy to make.

From this recipe you can make 6 pies. YES, you read it. 6 PIES FOR YOUR SWEET SOUL!

This dough MUST BE FROZEN before being used.

To learn more about pie check this LINK

Since you made the best pie dough and it is in the freezer you are wondering about your next step…

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HOW TO ROLL OUT PIE CRUST

So, let me help you.

Your first step is to take out your pre-made frozen dough the night before.

When you are ready to roll out your dough, use generous amount of flour on your surface and rolling pin.

Place the dough on floured surface. Cover the dough with more flour.

Using your rolling pin, gently roll it from the center out, turning the dough with your hands as you go.

The idea is: turn-roll-turn-roll-turn-roll and so on….(you got idea, I hope)

IMPORTANT: Flour your surface and the top of the dough to prevent from sticking.

Don’t worry, this recipe likes a lots of flour. So be generous.

Your next question is how much to roll?

Roll the dough to fit your pie dish.

I am using 9 inch pie dish so I like to roll it a little longer, like 12 inch circle.

Transfer the dough to a 9 inch pie dish.

Press in and then use knife to trim extra.

After pressing it in, prick the base and the sides of the pie with a fork.

IMPORTANT! Prick the pie dough with the fork so that steam escapes while it’s baking.

And now we are done. Our next step is our next post.

Making the pie…what pie? Keep reading!

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Eat More Peanut Butter Walnuts Mini Pie

Euro Apple Pie – The Best Winning Power

Eat-More Peanut Butter Pie – Canada Soul

Potato Feta Onion Pie

Busy Woman Potato Pie or Working 9 to 5

Grandma’s Cheese Dream Pie-Memory of my Grandma

Baked Pasta Cheese Pie (Ridiculously Simple)

The best pie cake you will ever try – The Best Pumpkin Pie Cake

Happy Birthday to my Friend-Cake Pie Recipe

MORE LINKS

Milo Magic Cake – Nestle Products for Happy You

The Best Lemon Bars-7th Heaven

Original Nanaimo Bars – A Canadian Tradition

No Bake Brownies – Healthy 5 Ingredient Recipe

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Easy Sponge Ferrero Cake – The Best 3 Layer

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How to Make Pie Crust (Secret Recipe 1)

Yield: 6 pie crusts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make pie crust?

It is super flaky, ridiculously easy to make, tender and turns out perfectly every single time.

Yes, this pie is the best gift you can give to yourself. (forget family, friends, coworkers...you can be selfish for a moment)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 lbs shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 TBS + 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 7 cups flour (all purpose)

Instructions

    Add to the mixing bowl the following ingredients:

    flour, shortening and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Set aside.

    In a separate bowl add eggs, vinegar and ice water. Mix using a fork.

    Then add eggs mixture to the shortening.

    Mix all ingredients together.

    Your next step is to add 3 cups of flour and mix in.

    Then add the rest of flour or 4 cups.

    Mix all ingredients or until the flour is incorporated.

    IMPORTANT: This dough will be sticky but once it's frozen and thawed out it will be soft and easy to work.

    Divide dough into 6 equal portions or into 3. (it is your choice. If you divide by 3 you will make 2 pies each time)

    Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. (don't worry if is sticky. You can use spoon to transfer dough)

    Then transfer to the freezer.

    And you just answered the question: How to make pie crust?

    Yes, you just made the best pie crust in the universe.

    And all by yourself. BRAVO!

    Easy, don't you think. As easy as PIE!

    Enjoy and share.

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    • I agree.
      It is very important to learn how to make pie pastry.
      And so easy.
      Thank you for stopping by.
      Love and virtual hugs
      from
      5 star cookies

      Reply
  1. I’ve never made a pie crust in my life, pastry scares me haha. But this one might just be manageable for me. Will add to my must try list.

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