Easy No Fail 4-Ingredient Pie Crust

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If dealing with finicky pastry is not your thing, but you love the taste of homemade pie, you should try this speedy homemade pie crust recipe. If you have the trouble of pie dough that’s too tough or lots of shrinkage of your pastry once it’s baked, you won’t find that with this homemade pie crust recipe. By using only four ingredients, including canola oil and milk, you end up with a moist dough that is easy to work with, and if your pastry falls apart when transferring to the pie plate, the pastry won’t toughen from re-rolling. You may still think that you would rather purchase a pre-rolled pie crust from your grocery store, but this pie crust recipe is also freezable, which means that you could make up several of these dough’s, roll them out and have them available anytime you want to make pie throughout the year. Whether you are into apple pie, cherry, or coconut cream, this pie crust recipe will be your best bet to making a no-fuss, no-fail pie that your family will be raving about.

Pastry baking is challenging for many reasons like the dough gets stuck to the counter when rolling it out or it rises into a dome shape in the oven when blind baking. This easy pie crust recipe eliminates the risk of getting pastry stuck to the counter by having you roll the dough between two sheets of wax paper. The wax paper has a non-stick surface so that you can just flip the pastry into a pie plate and gently peel the wax paper off the top. If you don’t want to purchase wax paper, parchment paper works almost as well, although you will need to flour the paper a little to create a non-stick surface. Also, you won’t have the issue of your pastry recipe becoming misshapen with this recipe, because of the moistness of the dough and the fact that you dock it all over with a fork before baking.

If you are searching for easy pie recipes, this pie crust recipe is fantastic, because it is so versatile and fast to prepare. This pastry adequately fills a nine-inch pie plate, but if you wanted to do a double-crust pie recipe, you could easily double the pie dough. Since this pastry recipe is unsweetened, it is also excellent for savoury pie recipes like meat pies or quiches. The best pie recipes are ones that allow you to explore your creative side and with this unsweetened pie crust recipe you can do just that. Feel free to use this pie pastry for tartlets with your homemade lemon curd recipe, or even, the quintessential Canadian butter tart. You can even turn this dough into individual meat pies to pop in the freezer for a later dinner throughout the week. Whatever you do, this fast and easy pie crust is a multi-use, no-fail recipe. Thank you to Anna and Linda, the authors of Blessed Beyond Crazy lifestyle and recipe blog, for sharing their easy and delicious, speedy homemade pie crust recipe with us.**

Nutrition Facts of Speedy Pie Crust by Blessed Beyond Crazy
Ingredients: Flour, canola oil, milk and a pinch of salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. Per Serving: Calories 298, Calories from Fat 188, Total Fat 20.9g (32%), Saturated Fat 1.7g (8%), Cholesterol 1mg (0%), Sodium 39mg (2%), Potassium 38mg (1%),Carbohydrates 24.2g (8%), Dietary Fiber 0.8g (3%), Sugars 0.4g, Protein 3.5g, Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%,Iron 8%

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