Friday, June 12, 2020

Easy Pie Crust

With milk at Safeway being so cheap right now, I decided to try to make a pie (or two) . . .  custard and maybe a chocolate cream. 

I found a pie crust recipe that even kids can make here.  

Come back tomorrow for results of my first time ever custard pie.


  • 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into chunks
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water cold


  • In a medium bowl, combine together the flour and salt. Add the butter chunks and cut them into the flour mixture with a pastry blender, or two knives held together. You can also use a food processor for quicker work. Kids can do this with a fork if that is easier for them. Work these ingredients together until they form pea-sized crumbs. 
  • Quickly stir in the cold water a tablespoon at a time and combine until a large pea size clumps form. Transfer these to the pie plate. 
  • Pat the dough into a pie plate, pushing the dough across the bottom of the pie plate and up the sides.
  • Use as is in recipes that call for an unbaked pie shell. For recipes that call for a pre-baked crust, bake it for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden brown. Cool completely before pouring in your filling.


    Honolulu Aunty said...

    Mmmmm. I love custard pie.

    Mark Shelby said...

    I remember when the Meadow Gold dairy had the cows on the north shore. And the processing plant was across the street from my Dad's first Wigwam Store in Kalihi. Milk is $3.00 per gallon here in San Diego. So that is a good price for you!

    Susan said...

    What a coincidence! My daughter made apple pie last week and used a recipe like this and used the two knives since we didn’t have the pastry gadget. Came out good. The mayors office gave us a box of fruit which included some green apples so to not waste any fruit they went into apple pies and smoothies.