I was in the grocery store today and the refrigerator pie crusts were on sale for $2.29 for a brand that will remain nameless. My first thought – I NEED TO GO INTO THE PIE CRUST MAKING BUSINESS!!!
Why? Well, have you ever made your own pie crust before? I hadn’t until four days ago. It is RIDICULOUSLY easy.
My husband and I were discussing our current food cravings and the first thing he wanted was a pumpkin pie.
“But sweetheart,” I told him, “I don’t have any pie crusts.”
My spoiled husband’s response was, “well can’t you just make one?”
I had never tried before and had no idea what went into it. I explained to him I would probably have to use yeast and let the dough rise and all those fun things. I also had NO motivation to go to the store to buy a pre-made pie crust. I get an F- on that one. I could not have been farther from correct.
Later in the day I turned to my trusty old allrecipes.com and looked up a pie crust recipe. OMG, I cannot believe I have never made a pie crust in my 30 years. It takes only four ingredients, and ten minutes of your time. You know what else? I think it made a BIG difference in the taste. It was the best pumpkin pie I had ever eaten, even with our family’s well guarded secret recipe (I think Libby’s stole it though because last I checked it was on the back of their pumpkin pie can).
So here is the recipe for homemade pie crust. Try it and see how yours tastes.
I have no picture because the pie disappeared far too quickly. If I remember, I’ll post one next time (which according to my husband is going to be soon).