Monday, May 19, 2008

No-Roll Pie Crust

Superbly easy, even a crust-phobe can manage this one. The edges may not look perfect, but it tastes just great!

yield: 1 9-inch pie crust

1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp cold butter
2 Tbsp shortening
4 Tbsp ice water
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 400° .
2. Combine flours, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, tossing with a fork between each addition.
3. Spray pie plate with cooking spray. Dump flour mixture into plate, pressing up the sides and then into the bottom. Pierce bottom with a fork. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Cool completely.


Erin Buffkin said...

Have you used this with an apple pie? Do you think it would work with that type of pie?

Michelle said...

Umm, it'd work for sure as a bottom crust. I'm not sure about a top crust...I never make pie with a top crust! I think if you just added a couple more tablespoons of butter or shortening to it and rolled it out it would work. No promises, though! =)