I’m not a baker. I really don’t enjoy it, nor do I find baking to be therapeutic. Frankly, if I didn’t love sweet treats, or a nice dessert after a home-cooked meal I would never have a reason to bake. A bit of brutal honesty for you, my dear friends.
Because of this little dilemma of mine I’ve had to dig deep into Justin’s family cookbook for their sweet and buttery pie crust recipe. Cause in truth, that’s really the only pie crust worth making. Honest to goodness, amen.
This pie crust recipe is buttery with a hint of sweetness, just how Justin likes it. The crust bakes perfectly and there’s absolutely no reason to grease the pie pan, the butter works all its magic for the most perfect crispy shell.
What you’ll need:
A pastry cutter can be used to mix the ingredients, though I prefer my KitchenAide to do the work.
We also make pie crust which uses our home rendered lard, but I will save that recipe to share on another day. SO sorry!
Feel free to use this pie crust for items other than dessert pie!
Back to this deliciously sweet and buttery recipe, the one that make the angels, and your family, sing with joy. Well, maybe not really make them sing with joy, but you get what I’m saying.
Y’all, this pie crust is so easy to make, and oh so worth it. Don’t be afraid to use it as your base for pot pie, quiche, fritattas, or even cinnamini rolls.
This recipe makes one 9 inch pie shell, making the cinnamini rolls a perfect way to use up any extra pie shell you may have. Don’t forget the vanilla bean ice cream, your peeps will love this little treat.
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 cup (2 sticks) very cold Butter
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 6 to 8 tablespoons Ice Water
- Put flour into a mixing bowl with the butter
- Using a pastry cutter or a stand mixer, cut the butter into the flour
- Add the salt, sugar, and 6 tablespoons of ice water. Add additional ice water as needed one tablespoon at a time
- Roll out on a flat surface. Use flour to prevent the pie crust from sticking to the surface and rolling pin
- This recipe makes one 9 inch pie crust.
Here’s a few more amazing recipes for our sweet and buttery pie crust:
- Black Walnut Pie
- Strawberry Pie
- Fresh Peach Pie
- Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Meat Pie
- Skillet Apple Pie: How to Make Apple Pie in Cast Iron
- How to Make a Spinach and Cheese Quiche
- Homemade Old Fashion Egg Custard Pie
Enjoy this pie crust recipe, who doesn’t love a buttery and sweet pie crust? No, really, who wouldn’t like this?