Homemade Pie Crust
Homemade pie crust is the most easiest thing to make on the planet! I bake A LOT during the fall months, and this recipe is a staple in my home.
I use this recipe for so many things; mini caramelized onion tarts, fruit pies, and chicken pot pies, just to name a few!
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp plus a pinch of salt
3 Tbsp of sugar
2 sticks (8 ounces total) of COLD cubed salted butter
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of iced cold water
Cube your cold butter and place it into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Place your flour, sugar, and salt into your food processor. Throw in your cold, cubed butter and pulse for about 15-30 seconds until crumbly. Slowly stream in your ice cold water just until it starts to form a ball and pull away from the sides. On a lightly floured surface, form your dough into a flat disc (or divide in half and make two) and tightly wrap it with saran wrap. Chill in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
*Don’t have a food processor? You may do it all by hand by just using a fork to mash your cold butter into your flour mixture, or use a pastry cutter.