By paula giles on August 10, 2001
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"Here are every kind of pie crust you would ever want to make, and the best homemade crusts you will ever taste"
Serving Size: 1 (2287 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"The vinegar pie crust is a no-fail crust, you cannot go wrong even if you try. I have used it for years and women who have been the pie queens forever have asked me for the recipe. Men will worship you for the great pies it makes."
" The butter pie crust says 1-2 cups flour, that is alot of difference. I am hesitant to try that one. You should try to be more precise on it, for our sakes."
"The butter pie crust turned out very well for me even though I am not very experienced and making pie crusts."
"Awesome! i made the vinegar pie crust and the butter, both for a strawberry rhubarb pie. Everyone RAVED about the vinegar, more to than the butter, so tonight, i will be making the vinegar crust again =] Thank you for the awesome recipes!"
"This recipe is amazing. My pie crusts in the past tended to become grainy and ashy, but this one was substantial and flaky and smelled amazing. I made roasted veg quiche using the butter crust variation, and baked the crust until it was not floppy (as the quiche recipe called for a prebaked), then poured the wet ingredients in. The crust holds up extremely well when taken out of the pan, and also stayed crisp and flaky after refrigerating the quiche overnight and microwaving.
I varied slightly in the butter crust recipe: all I had was salted butter, so I omitted the salt and it came out perfectly seasoned (I would still be able to use it in a fruit pie). I also might not have used perfect measurements, but it seems the recipe is solid enough to perform well even with slight variation.
By far the best crust recipe I've ever used - thank you so much Paula!"
"Very nice! I used the butter crust for a pumpkin pie (the other half of the crust recipe I froze) and it makes a good solid crust that stands up well to serving. If you are more efficient at pie-crust-making that I, you'll likely end up with a flakier crust too--mine was flaky, but it wasn't quite what grandma makes. Definitely worth a try, and I'm excited to try the other variations! :-)"
"In my wife's words, "This crust is excellent!" I whole-heartedly agree. I used the butter crust recipe. For the 2 1/2 C. flour, I used 1/2 C. water. Add 1-2 Tbs.at a time if you think you need more than that. Thanks, Paula!"
"I made the vinegar crust for strawberry rhubarb pie and it turned out perfectly. It was easy to make and came out tender and flaky. I will make this recipe again."
"I made the one crust pie for a fresh strawberry pie. It was so easy to make and tasted great. I used margarine instead of crisco but kept the amounts the same."
"I made a half batch of the butter recipe and it was just the right size for my pie plate. I mixed it in my food processor, added maybe a tsp more water and rolled out between 2 pieces of wax paper. This crust tasted great and was so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!"
"I made this recipe (Butter Crust) for my very first pie crust making. It turned out GREAT!! I used my food processor and the crust came out very buttery flavored and deliciously flaky. I will NEVER buy a premade crust again. I will definately have to try the other crusts as well. Thanks paula giles for such a wonderful recipe!"
"It's particularly galling to me because my mom could just about wave her fingers in the air and conjure up the best pie crust to lay ones tooth upon. Mom's crust has just met it's match (vinegar recipe). Now take a look at my crust. What does that tell you, hhhuuummmm??"
"I always use these recipes for making my pie crusts and they always turn out great! Thanks!"
"I have made the butter crust two times now and really enjoy it. I am so glad to have an option without shortening. I process mine in the food processor for ease. Also, it makes enough for two pie crusts so next time I will make half a recipe."
"This pie crust make 2 full crusts - top AND bottom. I did the vinegar one and substituted 1/3 of the Crisco with butter...turned out great=) Thanks!"
"I will never need another pie crust recipe! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"The vinigar pie crust is to die for...I used it to make pumpkin pie. I tried to leave out a bit of the stortening and just use 1 cup instead but it really needs the whole 1/1/3. I also added an extra tsp of vinegar just because I love stark contrasts in the tastes, it turned out superb. This crust would be perfect for meat pot pies too. I will keep this recipe for years to come, its a winner!"
"I did the butter recipe, but halved it because I only needed a bottom crust for a pumpkin pie. It was delicious and flaky!"
"Wondeful flakey pie crust! Thanks for sharing."
"I made the butter crust recipe for a chocolate walnut pie and it was delicious! The dough stuck to my rolling pin a little; just make sure you have ample flour on hand. :)"