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A simple pie crust recipe? I mean … how simple are we talking here?
(Are you catching on?)
I’m not lying when I say this simple pie crust recipe is SO easy …. so so so ridiculously easy.
This pie crust recipe came from from my mother-in-law. This is NOT meant as a slam, but she would admit that she’s no baker. Therefore, if SHE can make this pie crust, you can too!
Simple Pie Crust Recipe
This was the pie crust that my husband grew up with. It was the family favorite – they loved Coconut Cream pie, and Banana cream pie (which is actually the same recipe as the coconut, but instead of adding coconut you add bananas).
I mean – pie is pie. I love it all. Just thinking about pie is making my mouth water and stomach grumble. All the ways I could fill this delicious pie crust – the options are endless!
I’ve usually used this simple pie crust with custard fillings – nothing that needs to be baked again. I should definitely try that …. I go a little crazy when it comes to pie.
What makes a good pie crust?
A good pie crust needs to have that marbling – you can see it in my pictures. The shortening and flour blend is just right. You want your pie crust to be flaky and flavorful, but not too salty. That’s a huge pass – no one wants salty pie (unless it’s a savory pie!).
The thing I really like about this simple pie crust recipe is that there’s no special ingredients, no chill time, nada. It’s pretty straight-forward. Mix, Cut, Roll. Bake.
Easy as pie.
See what I did there?
Again, I recommend using this pie recipe for custard filled or cold berry pies. That’s how I’ve used it before and I know it works well and tastes great. I’d highly recommend also trying Ashlee’s Lemon sour cream pie – or Amber’s Caramel Banana cream pie. WOWZA.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 2-3 TB water cold
Mix flour and salt.
Cut in the shortening.
Slowly add in the water.
Roll out to desired size.
Place in a pie dish.
Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes (or until puffy).
Do you have a simple pie crust recipe you love? Let me know in a comment below!