All-Purpose Pie Dough {blind-baked}


I don’t have a lot to say about this pie dough recipe other than it worked out great in my Thanksgiving day pie. I failed to take pics before the finished product above (my blind-baked pie shell). Whoops-a-daisy! I found this recipe in Bon Appetit and have to say I was intrigued by it–mainly because…

Individual Mac and Cheese Pot Pies


After reading the details of Fromage Homage’s January challenge, along with a particularly hilarious post about an attempt to make homemade cheddar cheese, I decided I had a recipe that was challenge worthy: my mac and cheese pot pie. (See rules of the challenge here.) I figured my recipe was a shoe-in because it’s two comfort…

Crumb Pie Crust


For anyone who is intimidated by making pies because of the complexity of the crust, the crumb pie crust is good place to start. This crust is so easy! The recipe I have calls for “crumbs” and gives the following approximation depending on the cookies you’re using: 30 gingersnaps, 50 vanilla wafers, 35 chocolate wafers…

Flakey Chocolate Pie Crust


Weeks ago I googled ‘chocolate+butter+pie+crust+recipe’ to find a chocolate crust recipe to pair with a peanut butter pie but came up with very few results. Instead of going with one of the sketchy recipes I found on the internet, I decided to make up my own. Though this pie crust was completely experimental, I’m really glad…

Chicken Pesto Pizza on a Flaky Crust


Be forewarned: this pizza is not for the faint of heart (or stomach!). Nor is it for someone who counts calories or watches what she eats. Instead, this pizza is for the true fatty or the fatty at heart (like me), who would rather eat something that tastes good no matter what the calorie count….

Basic Pie Dough for a Flakey Pie Crust


This recipe was adapted from one found in a Williams Sonoma cookbook (I substituted margarine for half the butter called for in the recipe.) Follow this recipe and your crust will turn out flakey every time. Taste testers of this crust have labeled this crust better than a professional pie crust. After taste testers have…

Butter and Lard Pie Crust


I made this crust for an apple pie (my first try at apple pie). The apple pie turned out ho-hum. The crust? Maybe the best crust I’ve ever made. Flaky and croissant-like. ingredients. 2 1/2 c. flour pinch of salt 1/2 c. butter, cut into cubes and chilled 1/2 c. lard, cut into cubes and…

Flakey Butter Pie Crust


Although this seems like a crust that would work best with savory pies, or – at the very least – fruit pies, I’ve found it to be quite versatile. It worked very well as the crust for my Mile High Chocolate Silk Pie. ingredients. 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1/2 tsp….

Sugar and Spice Pie Crust


I’m always looking for new pie crust recipes, especially after trying the Poppy Seed Pie Dough, which went over so well with my coworkers. To make a pie dough perfect for berry-picking season, I added sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to a butter-based recipe. ingredients. 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1/2 tsp….

Lattice Pie Crust Top


I don’t often make fruit pies but it’s my opinion that a lattice top makes a fruit pie look just that much more pretty. Turns out a lattice top is not all that difficult to do. Below are exaggerated step-by-step instructions for how to weave a lattice top for your pie. But if you don’t…

Poppy Seed Pie Dough


I found this recipe in the back of some magazine, Glamour perhaps? It was paired with a lemon cream pie – which seems like an obvious pairing. The first time I tried this crust, was with my Boysenberry Pie. You’ll need to double this recipe if you’re making a pie that has a double crust….

Oat Pie Crust


This crust recipe came with a recipe for Coconut Cream Pie recipe my grandma sent me. I do intend on making Coconut Cream Pie one of these days. In the mean time, I thought this crust would work well with Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. ingredients. 1 c. rolled oats 1/2 c. flour, sifted 1/2 c….

Cream Cheese Pie Dough


The first time I used this crust was when my coworker Micah had extra pie dough and gave it to me to use. Use I did in my most amazing Sweet Potato Pie, though this recipe (as published in the L.A. Times) is recommended as a savory pie crust, not as a sweet pie crust. This…

Milk and Butter Pie Crust


This recipe makes enough dough for two pie crusts. If you’re not making two pies or a pie that calls for a double crust, cut the ingredients in half. Or wrap extra pie dough in Saran wrap and refrigerate for a few days. ingredients. 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp 1 1/2 c. flour 1…

Blue Cornmeal Pie Dough


Blue cornmeal tastes great in pancakes and can be used to make a savory pie crust as well. ingredients. 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. blue cornmeal 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 5 T. half-and-half Directions In a medium bowl combine the flour, cornmeal and a salt…

White Cornmeal Pie Crust


I found this recipe in my go-to pie recipe book, Pie Pie Pie: easy home made favorites, by John Phillip Carroll, though his recipe specified yellow cornmeal. White is what I currently have in the house. Ingredients 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. white cornmeal 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. vegetable shortening 3 to 4 T….

Wheat Bran-Enriched Pie Crust


Here’s fair warning: this recipe is somewhat experimental and may need some adjusting. The texture of the crust did not turn out to be what I had hoped. I was unable to roll the dough out like you would a normal pie crust. So like my last savory pie crust (Cornmeal Pie Crust), I had…

Cornmeal Pie Crust


A great tasting crust to use when making a savory pie (or Quiche). It’s not the texture of your traditional pie crust; so if that’s what you’re looking for, I wouldn’t recommend this crust. Ingredients: 1  c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. cornmeal 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. butter, cold, diced 3 or 4 T. cold…