As easy as it is to pick up a premade pie crust in the frozen foods department, you know and I know that they don't taste as good as the real thing. Not only are you missing out on that light and flaky texture that only a homemade pie crust can offer, but many frozen pie crusts are packed full of preservatives.
Fortunately making a pie crust from scratch is easier than you think and involves just four common ingredients you likely already have.
I use this base recipe for everything from apple pie to quiche, but I generally spice it up depending on what I plan to put inside. For quiche, I typically add garlic powder and herbs, and for pies, the crust tastes even better with a hint of sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Regardless of what you are making, you can add in any extra flavors you want, from chili powder to nutmeg.
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Originally published Nov. 2011. Updated June 2016.
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