This recipe is so easy, it’s not even funny. And it’s a great recipe for kids to try. My two preschoolers loved this when we made pies this week.
(You can smooth out the crust after letting them have a go at it. It’s what Gramma John always did.)
Recipe: Gramma John’s Pie Crust
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons cold water
- In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup butter and salt with a pastry blender, or two knives held together. Kids can do this with a fork if that is easier. Work these ingredients together until they form pea-sized crumbs. Quickly stir in cold water and combine until a dough forms. Pat into a pie plate, pushing the dough thin and up the sides.
- Use as is in recipes that call for an unbaked pie shell. For other recipes, such as Lemon Meringue Pie, you may prebake it for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden brown. Cool completely before pouring in your filling.