First thing, I just learned this about pie crust so before we get started I’m sharing it with you. If you are cooking an empty pie shell you put the little fork marks in it to get the air all circulating, BUT if your cooking the shell with the filling in it like Pecan Pie you DONT put the fork marks in it. Good to know – right? Tips: Don’t overwork the dough, use ice water and taste it as you add salt if you prefer a less salty or less flavorful crust. Ok so here is the best pie crust recipe that exists and I promise once you make a homemade pie crust you will never again buy one. It cant be duplicated and will make or break any pie. Also, another tip: If you want it to turn out flaky (and you do) don’t kneed it much. Don’t over work the dough! This is my Mawmaw Bobbie’s Recipe from my dad’s side of the family and it was given to her by her grandmother. Oh and guess what… its easy as pie to make 🙂 sorry I had to add that. Bake at 425 degrees till brown.
**Hey I noticed a few people are totally mad at Crisco (I’m not) and that’s ok if you are but you have options and I thought I would add that option in the pictures below. Use cold butter and substitute it out! Scroll to the bottom for ratio exchange and enjoy your pie crust.
Add 1/2 cup Crisco
You can use buttered baking sticks or the big fat regular can. We used the sticks.
Butter ratio exchange…