We all have those family recipes that are handed down to us from our grandmas or even their grandmas :) As I was thinking about my blog, I realized that I had never shared my grandma’s recipe for pie crust. Mainly because I am not a huge pie person. But that doesn’t mean my readers aren’t pie people and I surely can’t deprive you of this great recipe.
Just because I am not a pie person, doesn’t mean this recipe or any pie recipes I post aren’t delicious, because they are. It just means that if there was a piece of pie or a chocolate dessert in front of me, I will go for the chocolate purely out of preference. My grandma on the other hand, is a pie person for sure and this is her crust recipe that has been handed down to my mom and now to me. It is so easy to make and tastes delicious! For part of my graduation gift, along with the her big cookbooks, she gave me plastic pie crust bags for perfectly round pie crusts and a pie crust edge protector to keep the edges from burning. So I decided to put them to use :) So here you have our family’s favorite pie crust recipe.
- 2½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup cold butter
- ¼ to ½ cups ice water
- Combine flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Add cold water, starting with ¼ cup, adding a little at a time, until perfect consistency is reached.
- Separate dough in half for two pies, or one top and one bottom for one pie.
- Roll out and place in pie pan. Flute edges. Poke holes in the bottom of crust prior to baking. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
- This baking time is just for the crust, not a filled pie. However, the crust can be used for a filled by, the baking time will vary for each recipe. For a filled pie, do not poke holes in the crust.