How to Make Pot Pie Crust from Scratch

Making a perfect pie crust from scratch does not require you to be an expert. As a matter of fact, you can make a pie crust in minutes with just little bit of training and knowledge. So what are you waiting for? Buy the required ingredients and make your perfect pie crust.

Although you can easily buy a frozen or pre-made pie crust from you local super market or grocery store, nothing can beat the taste of a homemade pie crust made from scratch. Using simple and cheap kitchen ingredients and old fashioned rolling pin, you can create the perfect pie recipe to impress your family members.

Pie crust can be the perfect choice for those who are looking to invite their friends, relative and colleagues to their house as it requires only a few minutes to make and the taste is heavenly.

Prep time: 10-15 min
Bake time: 1 hour and 30 min
Total time: 1 hour and around 45 min
Yield: 3-4 servings
Utensils: Medium sized flat dish, wooden spoon, large bowl, serving plates

Flour: 3/4 cup
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Shortening: 1/4 cup
Cold water: 2 to 3 tablespoons
Rolling pin
Extra flour for rolling
Pie dish


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    Firstly, consider mixing the cold water with shortening, salt and flour. It is recommended to use a medium sized wooden spoon to mix the ingredients thoroughly. If you do not to mix these ingredients by yourself then you could use a food processor to blend them together. Ingredients should be mixed in a way they form a ball that can be squeezed in your hands.

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    Put some flour on the surface of the ball. This can be done by rubbing some extra flour up and down as per your needs. Now apply some pressure on the ball and start to flatten it into small disc shaped pieces. Now use a rolling pin to roll them in even strokes outward from the centre of the dough. If the rolling is evenly or perfect, you can start rolling everything back together and start from scratch.

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    Now consider placing the dough in a medium sized flat dish. It is recommended to put some flour on the surface of the dish to avoid sticking. This will also help in picking up the dough easily when needed. Make sure there is enough dough to cover the bottom and the sides of the pie dish.

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    Add your desired filling. This can be anything from chicken to vegetables. Double the ingredients you are using if you want it to go over the top of your pie.

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