Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This looks good; haven't tried it yet, but it looks good! This is from the Inn and Shadow Lawn Bed and Breakfast in Rhode Island.
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest or 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine flour, sugar, peel and salt in a bowl.
- Cut in butter.
- Stir in egg yolk and vanilla; mix till blended.
- Press evenly into pie pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees F about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool before filling.
This is the only pie crust I use these days. It is easy and very flavorful. I use oil instead of butter. I've substituted oatmeal for half the flour for a nutty flavor.
Will give it stars once I actually eat it. Very easy to make but for folks who aren't frequent pie makers here are 2 pieces of input: cover your crust after it initially turns a bit golden or it will burn; and 1/2c butter is 1 stick. On the latter, I'm glad I closely read the stick 'cause I thought it was 2 sticks (8oz). Mine was quite crisp...but I could taste how it could be cookie-like if not overdone. The Pumpkin puree said not to prebake the crust and to put it in at 425 for 15min then 350 for 40-50 min. Good overall but didn't come out how I'd hoped.
This has got to be the easiest pie crust ever!!! Not only is it easy, but it looks and taste like you've spent all day in the kitchen. Plan on using this recipe again. Thanks : )