For many years I purchased store bought pie crust because whenever I did try to make my own crust, it was a failure.
Then my cousin introduced me to a pie crust that requires no rolling pin. It is a pat-in-the-pan-crust! Woo-hoo! Maybe you are like me and need an easy way to make pie crust? Or maybe your budding chef wants to make a pie? This will make it nice and easy!
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.
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!
Now for those of you who are wondering, I have greatly improved my rolled pie crust out of necessity. 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 pie crust. (Using only Crisco shortening is a given.) First, the details and tips given with this Crisco recipe were very helpful to me. 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. Then try rolling a pie crust again.
What's your favorite type of pie? My favorite is apple pie, followed closely by Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.