Friday, July 2, 2010

Pie crust is scary??? Not anymore!!

  I'll admit, pie crust is not my favorite thing ever. I'd rather have a crumbly topping on a pie or a crisp. BUT, when I read about the best chicken pit pie ever with this crust, I had to try it (since I'm a sucker for chicken pot pie).

Kill. me. now.

I may now die a happy woman.


I've since made 2 chicken pot pies and 2 fruit pies using the following recipe and I'm never using another one again. Ever.

adapted from : Bon Appetit

Best Pie Crust ever (good for top and bottom of one pie)

2 1/2 C. flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 C. butter/margarine, cut into small chunks and frozen. (that would be 2 sticks)(do not use shortening, that batch did not work for me)
5 tbsp (or more) of ice water.

mix first 3 ingredients and then add all the frozen butter. Mix with pastry blender (your hands are too warm) it will be very crumbly.
then add 5 tbsp of ice water and mix with your hand. it should be a little sticky and not quite together yet.

separate into 2 halves and form a disc shape. wrap into saran wrap and chill in the fridge for at least one hour.

roll out with lots of flour and make your pie.

Oh. so. delicious.