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Butter Pie Crust
- 2.5 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Cold Butter
- 6-8 Tbs Ice Water
- Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- Cut up two sticks of butter, I prefer slices. Add to the large mixing bowl.
- Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients.
- The mixture should resemble small peas when the butter is cut in.
- Start adding the water, slowly. I usually start with 4 Tbs of ice cold water. Mix the water into the flour a bit and then add ice water 1 Tbs at a time until a soft dough forms.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal size balls. Try not to play with the dough in your hands to much. Your hands are warm so try not to warm the dough with them.
- You can refrigerate the dough to keep it cold if you need to.
- ** Also, at this point., you can wrap in saran wrap or aluminium foil and freeze for up to six months.
- Roll one pie crust out on a floured surface. The flour will help keep the dough from sticking to your surface so use enough to make it worth it! I would say a medium coating works nicely.
- Roll the dough to the size on a 9″ pie plate. You can put the plate on the rolled out dough to make sure of the size.
- Place the dough in your pie plate. It actually helps a ton to roll the pie crust onto the rolling pin and then you can unroll it right in the pan.
- Press the dough in your pie plate, try to make sure there are not a lot of air pockets but be gentle with the dough.
- Fill the bottom layer with your favorite filling.
- Roll out the second dough just as you did the first one.
- Roll the dough over your pin and unroll it over the filling, this will be your top layer.
- Trim your edges all around the pie.
- Fold the edges so the top crust is under the bottom crust.
- Flute the edges. You can use so many techniques for this. I prefer to just use my thumbs to push the edges together and make a nice pattern with it.
- Use a fork to pierce the top crust. This will help with ventilating the pie as it cooks!
- Cook your pie as directed!
- Enjoy that homemade goodness!!!