Homemade Pie Crust

Once you’ve made Homemade Pie Crust, you will never want store-bought dough again. This recipe is simple enough for beginner bakers and you will wish you had made your own pie crust sooner. This crust calls for shortening and butter. The butter adds flavor while the shortening adds flakiness. It will make all your pies tasted incredibly amazing!

Amazing Homemade Pie Crust - buttery and flaky!

I often hear people say how they are intimated by pie crust. While I agree the thought can be daunting. The process is actually much simpler than most people imagine. Too simple actually.

Today’s recipe is my absolute favorite pie crust. I’ve used it time and time again when making chocolate chai cream pie, caramel sweet potato pie, apple raisin custard pie, and caramel apple pecan streusel pie.

There are two key ingredients in this pie crust recipe – butter and shortening. Shortening is flavorless but creates a flaky, crispy crust. So I used shortening for flakiness and a little more butter than shortening for flavor.

I also like to add a little sugar to the dough when I’m making crust for sweet pies. It’s not necessary when making crust for savory things like quiche.

The crust is so wonderful and versatile, you will never want another recipe! Continue reading…

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