Thanksgiving Edition: How To Make Your Own Pie Crust

 

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and many households will be smelling of sweet desserts, especially pie, I thought I would share this quick recipe for a nice pie crust.

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Sometimes it’s just easy and convenient to go to your local grocery store and just buy the pie crust, however making your own is so much better (and did I mention it’s super easy)!

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 tablespoons of cold butter
  • 1/3 cup of cold vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 ice-cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (optional, but I like to add cinnamon in my crusts)

Take your food processor (in my case I used my Ninja Blender) and pour in the flour, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Pulse/blend for a few seconds.

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Add the 12 tablespoons of COLD butter & the vegetable shortening to the mixture and blend/pulse some more.

Lastly add the ice cold water and blend until the mixture forms a dough.

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Wrap your dough in saran wrap and refrigerate for up to half an hour to overnight.

When you are ready to use your pie dough just take out the fridge and transfer to a floured surface and began to roll out with your rolling pin. Super simple right?

So who’s making pie?

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