Monday, December 20, 2010

Pie Crust

You will probably never see me post a recipe for any of my fruit pies I make. Mainly because I have no idea what amounts I use of anything, but I decided that since I am awake waiting for some butterscotch blondies to come out of the oven that I would post a recipe for the pie dough I use, or at least what I used to use when I first started making pies years ago.

This is the Basic Pie Dough recipe from the Joy of Cooking cookbook.

Basic Pie Dough

2c flour
1teas salt
1/3c vegetable shortening
1/3c chilled butter
5+TBS water

This makes 2 9in pie crusts

Super simple... I add white sugar to my dough also. Again, I don't know how much because I tend to make tons at a time and really don't pay any attention to how much of anything I put in.

If using this for something like potpie I'd say use it the way it is, if making a dessert pie, I'd say be sure and add some white sugar to it! Totally changes the flavor! I always have people asking how I make my crust, they love it!

This isn't my copy, but this is the same version I have. :)

Pie Dough on FoodistaPie Dough


  1. You have really great recipes here.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this pie dough widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about pie dough,Thanks!

  2. Thanks! I just barely saw this comment, didn't know you'd posted. :)