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Easy Pie Crust

Recipe photo courtesy of Clive Streeter

Prep now and enjoy wonderful pies all summer. Make the crust and topping ahead, and keep them in the freezer.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003
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How would you rate this recipe?
  • deseed
    21 JUL, 2012
    The hand in the picture looks like that of a cadaver! I wouldn't eat the pie that had been touch by those hands.
    • cbozeman198746151
      18 JAN, 2018
      That is so mean. If you can't say anything nicely then don't say anything!
  • HillsdaleAlix
    8 NOV, 2012
    This recipe was a major disappointment & I'll not use it again. I followed the ingred./steps in the magazine version. 2 sticks of butter is WAY too much! The crust came out hard instead of flaky. Butter actually pooled onto the baking sheet under the pie. Yes, I followed the recipe precisely & yes I have successfully made great crust before. Just wanted to try Martha's version.
    • cbozeman198746151
      18 JAN, 2018
      Obviously your oven temperature needs to be checked. It is also best if all of your ingredients have been chilled. Try it again
  • plcollins7776319
    5 NOV, 2017
    Love this pie crust i will use this recipe forever
  • pibleu
    28 OCT, 2017
    The dough was crumbly... I think I faulty did the steps*.
  • carthompson66
    11 FEB, 2017
    Does this recipe include the top?
    • careys25
      19 MAY, 2017
  • bkp1
    23 OCT, 2014
    Video calls for 1 T sugar but recipe is 1 teaspoon. Which is correct?
    • careys25
      18 MAY, 2017
      I think that is 1 teas[filtered], that is what I have used.
    • LindaG0712
      7 NOV, 2014
      Did you happen to try this yet? I was wondering which is the correct one as well.
  • careys25
    18 MAY, 2017
    Love this pie crust!!! Will use this as my pie crusts for now on!!!
  • ambie9455gmail
    17 JAN, 2017
    Can this be done over night?
  • turnagejyahoo
    26 DEC, 2015
    So what do you do with the lentils after you've used them to help with the crust? I'm new to cooking and am quite the amateur...
  • Mimaw_in_Tennessee
    31 DEC, 2014
    I made a couple of pumpkin pies for Christmas with this recipe. I've never had much luck making pie crusts, but this worked great. My daughter-in-law even commented that she usually doesn't eat the rim of the pie crust, but this one was great. I give this recipe 5 stars!

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