You don’t have to make your own crust. But you can—even if you don’t think you can. It’s easy, it’s simple, and it’s the best crust ever. You can do it!
You can buy frozen pie crusts that are not bad.
But there’s a big difference between biting into a light, tasty, homemade crust and a store-bought crust, which will tend to be thicker and tougher.
I guess you can see my bias!
But once in a while, when you want to make a pie in a hurry, sure, buy a frozen crust.
After you’ve made a few pie crusts of your own, however, and discovered how simple and easy it is (and heard the praise from your family and friends!), I guarantee you’ll be getting out the four ingredients and the food processor next time!
Not as flavorful as a butter crust, but lighter, flakier, and lactose-free.
You can make it by hand, or using a food processor.
If by hand, it’s good to have a pastry blender (top left)and flour shaker (bottom center).
Whole Wheat Pie Crust
Not as light or flaky, but with a deep, rich flavor well suited to certain pies, such as this Apple-Cranberry-Walnut Pie.
Pies need no fancy finish, but pie-eaters love a nicely decorated top…and it’s fun!
Use Pie Crust Art to customize your pies for special occasions: holidays, birthdays, events…any sort of party.