Easy Homemade Pie Crust
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, softened slightly
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. (I use a pastry blender, but two forks might work okay too.)
  2. Combine milk, water, and oil, then sprinkle in, tossing with a fork until mixture is moistened. Do not over-mix.
  3. Divide into 3 pieces; form into balls.
  4. Roll out crust on lightly floured counter and use as desired.
  5. If you need to use this in a recipe that needs the crust baked first, prick the sides and bottom of the crust several times with a fork (helps prevent shrinkage) and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes.
Notes
Tip: If your crust does happen to tear a bit, simply push the dough together, dampen your finger with water a bit and “seal” it. It should hold without any problem.
Recipe by The Thrifty Frugal Mom at http://www.parents.com/blogs/thrifty-frugal-mom/2014/04/22/recipes/tasty-tuesday-easy-homemade-pie-crust-2/