This speedy homemade pie crust recipe is pretty much a ‘no-fail’ recipe. It calls for only 4 ingredients – flour, canola oil, milk and a pinch of salt. That’s it!
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It’s amazing how combining four simple ingredients can turn into a totally amazing, flaky, delicious homemade pie crust! One recipe will make a bottom and top pie crust or two bottom crust. Some of our favorite pie flavors are fresh apple, blackberry, pumpkin, cherry, pecan, and banana or coconut cream.
My mother and I have been making this recipe for years. We frequently make several crusts, use one and freeze another. It’s so handy to just grab a crust out of the freezer, let it thaw and fill it with pie filling or pudding. In addition, if you happen to mess up while rolling out the dough, simply rework it. The dough will not get tough.
Combine flour, oil, milk and a pinch of salt. Place dough between two sheets of waxed paper, slightly flatten.
Roll out dough making it a little larger than your pie pan.
Peel off the top layer of waxed paper. Gently place an upside down pie pan on top of the dough. Flip the pie pan over and carefully peel off the waxed paper.
Gently pat the dough into the pie pan and trim off the uneven edges with a table knife. Gently pinch the edges of the dough to form a nice pattern.
If making a single crust, gently make holes on the bottom and sides of the dough with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes; or until golden brown. Cool completely. Fill with your favorite pie filling or pudding, refrigerate.
Shown are pictures of a coconut cream pie that I made using this pie crust. I made the recipe for Strawberry Vanilla Cream Parfaits as the filling. A layer of coconut lined the bottom, topped with the vanilla cream pudding and another layer of coconut on top.
For the topping, use either whipped topping or make your own. Start by separating 4 egg yolks from the egg whites. Beat the egg whites for one minute. Slowly add 2 teaspoons of sugar and a pinch of cream of tarter. Beat until stiff peaks form and place mixture on top of your pie. With the back of a large spoon, randomly and quickly pat to form peaks.
Put your feet up, grab a cup of hot coffee and a slice of delicious pie!
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What is your favorite pie recipe?