There’s just nothing like a homemade pie crust. Buttery, flakey and light — it’s the perfect complement to all kinds of sweet fillings.
If you’ve never made a homemade pie crust, I’d suggest watching this video first. The video will give you a good overview of the process, and also provide some helpful visuals to go along with the recipe instructions below.
As I say in the video, there are two things to remember when you’re making a pie crust: (1) Don’t over mix the dough; and (2) Keep the butter cold. Both of these guidelines are intended to keep the butter from combining too much with the flour, which will keep your crust flakey and light.
And one additional note: Don’t expect perfection! No two pie crusts are ever alike, and just when you think your crust is the ultimate failure, it may turn out to be your best one yet. It’s happened to me many times! Happy baking!