Easy Homemade Savory Pie Crust

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I live a crusty-free life. I do not hang around crusty people, I do not participate in crusty activities. Furthermore, I don’t even like Crusty the Clown. On the contrary, when it comes to a delicious easy homemade savory pie crust recipe, I have to make an exception.

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A Beautiful And Easy Homemade Pie Crust

For the record, I don’t dislike Crusty the Clown, but it sounded good in that first paragraph.

Anyway, I enjoy eating some desserts whether it is cake, cookies, pies, you name it.

Granted, I do not have a big sweet tooth, but when those sweet cravings come in, I will be in heaven eating desserts.

On the contrary, baking desserts are not my specialty, meaning that I can make some good desserts, but sometimes making them desserts can be a hassle.

The other day, I made this apple pie that had me sweating in the kitchen, but it came out so good that it was worth the labor.

A major component in the success of the apple pie was the easy homemade savory pie crust recipe that I created.

The pie crust was not too hard, nor was it too soft. Plus, the pie crust had a flaky texture that enhanced the pie-eating experience.

A good pie crust may not be the easiest thing in the world to make, but it is worth it.

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What are the 6 types of pie crust?

Before you say, “there are more than 6 types of pie crust” I am only going to speak on just 6. The reason is that I am only aware of 6 types of pie crust. If you know about more pie crusts, then give me the knowledge.

The 6 types of pie crusts are:

  • Open face pie
  • Double crust pie
  • Lattice pie
  • Deep dish pie
  • Hand pie
  • No-bake pie

The pie crust that we will be focusing on is the lattice pie crust. For this pie crust, you will have a bottom layer. The top layer will consist of strips and designs of your choice.

Is Easy Homemade Pie Crust Better With Butter Or Shortening?

This pie crust recipe uses both butter and shortening, so I will suggest using both ingredients if you can.

If you have to choose one or the other, then I would go with the shortening. I’ve experimented with two different pie crusts, one with butter and one with shortening, I have gotten better results by using shortening – it’s easier to work with, and I like the taste better.

What Causes Hard Pie Crust?

Here are a few reasons why your pie crust is hard:

  1. Too much water was added to the flour and fat mixture.
  2. Your ingredients and tools are not cold enough.
  3. You overworked your pastry dough, resulting in too much gluten formation.
  4. The pie crust was overcooked.

Is There A Difference Between Pie Crusts?

Yes, the pie crust varies based on the method of creating it, as well as the overall cooking method.

What Do You Call A Pie Without A Bottom?

If that pie does not have a bottom, then that pie is FOR THE STREETS! I am joking, so please do not cancel me. Seriously, a pie without a bottom would be called a deep-dish pie, also known as a pot pie.

I do not know about you all, but I grew up on pot pies and them mugs are delicious. Interestingly enough, I have never known pot pies to have anything sweet in them.

Are there dessert pot pies are out there? Probably so. I have not come across one yet.

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Making The Easy Homemade Savory Pie Crust Recipe

Serving Size: 8

Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup Ice Water

Pie Crust Equipment:

  • Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer, or Dough Blender
  • Rolling Pin
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Glass Pie Pan
  • Autumn Leaves Pie Cutters

Making The Easy Homemade Pie Crust Dough

Place all the ingredients into a stand mixer and mix the ingredients on a medium speed for a few minutes.

After the ingredients are mixed together, sprinkle some flour on a clean cool surface and use that surface to form two even sets of pastry dough.

Once the sets are formed into two round balls, wrap each pastry dough in plastic wrap, then place them in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes.

Making The Pie Crust For An Apple Pie

Creating Your Pie Crust

Take one pastry dough out of the freezer, then use your rolling pin to roll it out into a flat disk.

Now, place that flat pastry disk into a glass pie pan, then place it in the fridge to prevent your pie crust from getting warm.

Creating The Top Layer Of Your Pie

Now remove the last pastry dough from the freezer and divide the dough into two portions, with one portion containing an estimate of about 75% of the pastry dough and the other contain an estimate of about 25%.

After separating the dough into the portions noted above, flattened out the 75% pastry dough portion into a round disk.

Now, using a pastry cutter, pizza cutter, or even a knife, cut the disk into strips and set these strips aside.

It’s now time to have a little more fun!

So finally, roll out the last portion of the pastry dough (the portion with 25%) then use your pie cutters or pie stamps to create your decorations.

Assembling Your Pie

Remove your pie crust from the fridge, add the filler, then continue by adding the top layer to the pie.

When creating the top layer of the pie, the strips will overlap one another. Once that is done, decorate the top layer by adding your decorations to the top of the pie.

The pie will cook at 400F° for an hour.

You’re Not Making This Pie Crust For An Apple Pie?

Well, don’t worry!

This easy homemade savory pie crust recipe can be used for other pastry dishes.

Therefore, if you’re not making apple pie then after the ingredients are mixed together, simply sprinkle some flour on a clean cool surface and use that surface to form your pastry dough portions as needed.

Then place the potion or portions in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes before working with the pastry dough.

Crusty Deliciousness!

It is time to stop talking and start making some pies!

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Easy Homemade Savory Pie Crust

I live a crusty-free life. I do not hang around crusty people, I do not participate in crusty activities. Furthermore, I don't even like Crusty the Clown. On the contrary, when it comes to a delicious easy homemade savory pie crust recipe, I have to make an exception.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
0 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 2904 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup Water Ice Cold

Instructions
 

Making The Easy Homemade Pie Crust Dough

  • Place all the ingredients into a stand mixer and mix the ingredients on a medium speed for a few minutes.
  • After the ingredients are mixed together, sprinkle some flour on a clean cool surface and use that surface to form two even sets of pastry dough.
  • Once the sets are formed into two round balls, wrap each pastry dough in plastic wrap, then place them in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes.

Creating Your Pie Crust

  • Take one pastry dough out of the freezer, then use your rolling pin to roll it out into a flat disk.
  • Now, place that flat pastry disk into a glass pie pan, then place it in the fridge to prevent your pie crust from getting warm.

Creating The Top Layer Of Your Pie

  • Now remove the last pastry dough from the freezer and divide the dough into two portions, with one portion containing an estimate of about 75% of the pastry dough and the other contain an estimate of about 25%.
  • After separating the dough into the portions noted above, flattened out the 75% pastry dough portion into a round disk.
  • Now, using a pastry cutter, pizza cutter, or even a knife, cut the disk into strips and set these strips aside.
  • So finally, roll out the last portion of the pastry dough (the portion with 25%) then use your pie cutters or pie stamps to create your decorations.

Assemble Your Pie

  • Remove your pie crust from the fridge, add the filler, then continue by adding the top layer to the pie.
  • When creating the top layer of the pie, the strips will overlap one another.
  • Once that is done, decorate the top layer by adding your decorations to the top of the pie.
  • The pie will cook at 400F° for an hour.
  • Take the pie out of the oven, then enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 2904kcalCarbohydrates: 239gProtein: 33gFat: 203gSaturated Fat: 68gPolyunsaturated Fat: 46gMonounsaturated Fat: 76gTrans Fat: 22gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 2350mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1418IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 15mg
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