When you want a flaky pie crust recipe, Easy Homemade Pie Dough will be your new go-to. All kinds of fillings can be used in pies, cakes, and tarts. Every time, the crust is just right.
There’s no better pie crust recipe than this one. It can be used for so many things. When I make it, I like to put it in the oven and then fill the tart shells with our favorite no-bake cheesecake filling.
It’s the pie dough recipe that my mother used to make. When I make my Butter Tarts or any other North American Pie or Tart Recipe, I use this dough.
How to make Dough pie :
- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, and sugar together, then add the butter.
- Cut into the flour with a pastry blender or your clean fingers until it looks like small, coarse crumbs.
- In small amounts, sprinkle with water (one tablespoon at a time). When the dough starts to come together, do this. Then, move the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and knead it lightly into a round ball.
- Wrap the dough in plastic and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before you use it.
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- Ice your butter and water.
- Flour sift
- Mix in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs (the size of peas).
- Gently knead and roll the dough.
- Pre-chill the dough.
Making a fruit pie or dough pie that may result in a soggy bottom taught me that I have two options.
If a recipe calls for a pinch of salt, add a pinch of sugar.
or brush the pie crust with egg white before baking).
Making a tender flaky pie crust by hand is the best way I’ve found.
I like to roll out my pie or tart dough slightly thicker than 1/8 inch.
If your dough is too dry, add a teaspoon of cold water at a time, kneading gently between each addition.
Some people use lard or shortening to make homemade pie dough. I use butter because I prefer the taste and flakiness it provides. Who knows?
Full recipe bellow :
How to make Dough pie
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- pinch salt
- pinch sugar
- ¾ cup butter (cold, cubed)
- 4-5 tbsp. water
- In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender or your clean fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs .
- Sprinkle in a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough starts to come together. Then knead lightly into a round ball on a lightly floured flat surface.
- Before using, wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
If you're making a baked pie, follow the recipe's directions.
inspired by: an Italian in my kitchen.