If you’re making a homemade pie crust, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Butter makes the best homemade pie crust, but shortening crusts can save you money. Decides what’s more important – taste or more cash in your pocket.
- When making a pie crust, don’t overwork the dough and keep your water and butter very cold to prevent the butter from melting.
- To keep your water cold while making piecrust, simply keep a glass of ice water close and measure out the water as you need it.
- While rolling pie dough, be generous with the flour on your rolling pin, rolling surface and on your dough. It will make it easier to work with.
- If you don’t have quite enough crust to top all your pies, there’s nothing to worry about. Make a design or roll out the crust as far as it goes. It will still look wonderful and taste delicious.
- If you have extra piece crust, make into small shapes and top with cinnamon and sugar before baking. It’s delicious!
Make pie crust by hand seems complicated, but it’s really not. By making it fresh, you ensure that you use the best ingredients without any necessary additives, like you might find in some pre-rolled crusts.