No Rolling Press-in-the-Pan Pie Crust
This recipe is for those of you who are like me and are a bit “challenged” when it comes to making a homemade pie crust. This recipe couldn’t be easier, because there is absolutely no rolling involved! Simply mix and use your hands to press in the pie pan.
Easy peasy instructions about to happen. Ready?
Into a large mixing bowl goes the flour, salt, and oil. Mix, mix, mix until you have crumbs (like the picture on the left below).
Add two tablespoons of cold water, and mix some more until you have bigger, more stuck-together clumps of dough. Like this:
Use your hands (or one hand if you happen to also be juggling a camera in your other hand, like I was) to form a disc with the dough .
Place the dough disc in a deep dish pie pan. Press the dough out and up the sides of the dish with your fingers. If it cracks a bit, that’s ok. You’ll smooth it out as you go.
Voila! You’re ready to go! You can either pre-bake it now if you are making a no-bake pie filling. Or go ahead and fill it and bake according to the pie recipe instructions.
I’m always in charge of the chocolate pecan pie at our Thanksgiving, so that’s what I’ll be using my crust for :)
Enjoy! And don’t stress about the pie crust, because now you have a secret weapon in your belt: this amazing press-in-the-pan recipe that tastes amazing and homemade because IT IS.
In summation: you win at life.
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp cold water
Mix together the flour, salt, and oil until crumbly. Add the cold water, and mix until big clumps form.
Use hands to shape dough into a disc. Place dough in pie dish and press to spread dough evenly in dish and up the sides.
Fill and bake as directed in pie recipe. Or prick bottom of crust and bake at 475ºF fir 10-12 minutes for a pie needing a pre-baked crust.
Wondering what you should put inside this amazing pie crust? Here are a few suggestions:
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