Simple Pie Crust Recipe
Simple Pie Crust Ingredients:
Simple Pie Crust Instructions:
1) Put all of the above ingredients into a pie plate in the order listed.
2) Stir the ingredients.
3) Press the mixture along the bottom and sides of the pan. I just use my fingers (it doesn’t stick).
That’s really it, it’s as simple as 1-2-3! Your crust is complete and ready to either poke & bake or fill & bake, depending on the type of pie that you are making (see step 4, to actually complete this simple pie crust recipe).
4) Either Poke the bottom a few times with a fork and bake at 400° for 15 minutes (for refrigerator pies) *OR* Fill with your favorite fillings first and then bake at 375° for the requested time in your recipe (for baked pies).
This recipe is great for one crust pies, especially fruit pies like Pumpkin pie, pecan pie or the apple pie shown here.
You can also make a lattice or design on top with this simple pie crust recipe (but a 2 crust pie does not come out that great). Just cut the recipe in half to make a batch for the pie top and then press out whatever design you would like to put on top of the pie.
Whenever you are making a filled pie (baking the crust at the same time as the filling), place your oven rack on the bottommost position. This prevents the bottom crust from being doughy, pale or undercooked and makes the top of the pie far less susceptible to overcooking.