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Time To Make the Pies!

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pie crust 2015 for carole knits

Today, because it’s the day before Thanksgiving.

Today, because I know that lots of people across the country are making pie.

Today, because in the last week I have had 5 different people ask me how I make my pie crust.

Today, because I am swamped with stuff I have to do.

Today, I am sharing a post from 2007 – the one where I posted my pie crust recipe.

Pie Crust 101.

Homemade pie crust is easy and there is no need to be intimidated. It’s only a little more effort than the premade kind and it’s so much better that I promise it’s worth it.


I made 4 batches yesterday in 45 minutes. And today those pie crusts will be rolled and stretched and turned into 5 delicious pies: apple, pumpkin, mincemeat, cranberry pecan, and chocolate cream.

There is nothing, but nothing, like a homemade pie made with love.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. I put a little bit of Vodka in my pie crust. I saw this on America’s Test Kitchen once and what it does is make the pie more pliable but not too wet. Works great!

  2. Your pie crust recipe is that same one my Grandmother used and passed on to me! I’ll be making pies today too!

  3. Over the years, I have seen so many different tricks to make piecrust (loved the add vodka), but have concluded the only real trick is the mojo and love you bring to it!

  4. I’m making pies today, too, with my two youngest granddaughters, while their older sister (13) goes under the knife for a knee repair. Mostly to keep the younger ones occupied while mom and dad worry at the hospital! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. Mmmmm! Rusty will be making pies this afternoon — pumpkin & apple. I’ll be making one tomorrow for our Thanksgiving brunch — LEEK! 🙂

  6. Used your recipe above today and am making my own pie crust this year! Pie making tonight ( apple and pumpkin) when all is quiet and I can hear myself think.

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