August 30, 2012

No-Roll Pie Crust

Pie crust is tricky.  Some days you need a quick pie crust or a pie crust that does not require a rolling pin.  This no-roll pie crust can be ready in to bake in just a couple minutes!  You just pat it in the pie pan!

Not only does this no-roll pie crust require no Crisco, but as you make it, you do not need to "cut in" any ingredients or question if you added too little or too much water.

If you want a traditional pie crust, I would suggest these pie crust directions for beginners.

Easy Pie Crust   
1 ½ c flour            
½ c vegetable or canola oil          
2 T cold milk        
1 t white sugar 
1 t salt      
               
Mix in large bowl.  Pat into a 9 inch pie pan.  Crimp edges.  Fill, and bake as directed.  Only use enough dough to make a thin crust in your pie pan. 

Yep, it is that easy!   I usually always have a bit of dough left over.  Now I know you are just dying to try this out.  (Right?)  May I suggest you try it with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie?  They are a great pair and in the oven in just 15 or 20 minutes.
For years I could not make a decent rolled pie crust.  Thankfully, I can now.  I had to keep practicing since apple pie is my favorite!  Unfortunately, the No Roll Pie Crust does not offer a top crust for a tasty apple pie.  

I have two suggestions if you are looking to improve your traditional pie crust.  (Using only Crisco shortening is a given.)  First, these pie crust directions for beginners.  Second, get yourself some sort of a canvas mat and rolling pin cover.  Don't bother with the silicone mats...I had a great one...that was nothing but trouble despite the hefty price tag.  Then try rolling a pie crust again.

What's your favorite type of pie?  My favorite is classic apple pie, followed closely by Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

2 comments:

  1. I need to remember to try this. I LOVE pie crusts. And I hate worrying about the rolling. (But I'll do it anyway...) This sounds like a handy dandy tip though. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. OK, I just bought a pie crust so I could make the chocolate chip cookie pie. Should have looked right below for this recipe. Oh, well. Now I know I don't have to buy a pie crust.

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