Well….four if you count water.
It is so delicious and easy that you have to try it.
After you make it….you are totally going to want to be best friends with me.
And I’m okay with that.
I like a friendship based on a really good pastry. 🙂
Yummiest Easiest Pie Crust Recipe Ever
recipe courtesy of the wonderful incredible super-talented Melissa d’Arabian
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) cubed and chilled
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
8 to 10 tablespoons of ice water
Step 1: Cube the butter and place it into the freezer until chilled.
Step 2: Combine butter, flour and salt in the food processor and lightly pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand.
Step 3: Add the water, one tablespoon at a time….lightly pulsing after each tablespoon of water until the mixture begins to form clumps.
Step 4: Transfer equal amounts of the dough into two plastic bags and pat into a disc. Allow dough to rest in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.
Step 5: Remove one bag of dough from refrigerator and using a rolling pin…..roll into a 10″ disc and place into a pie dish.
From this point…you will want to follow the directions on your particular pie recipe.
For the strawberry pie….I braided the remaining disc of dough as a decorative edge for the pie and pre-baked it.
Here’s the quick recipe for one of my favorite things to go inside the crust…..Strawberry Pie.
recipe based on this recipe from All-Recipes
1 nine-inch pie crust baked (see recipe above)
1 quart fresh strawberries
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
Step 1: Slice 3/4 of strawberries and place in baked pie shell.
Step 2: Mash remaining 1/4 of strawberries.
Step 3: In a saucepan combine mashed strawberries, cornstarch, sugar and water. Heat on med/high heat…..stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Let it boil for about 2 to 3 minutes until mixture thickens. Let cool for several minutes.
Step 4: Pour mixture over strawberries in the pie crust.
Step 5: Chill for several hours before serving. Serve with fresh whipped cream.
I think my children asked for fourteenths.
Have a great day……BFF! 🙂
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