A key part of every delicious pie is the crust. You never want to end up with a burnt or soggy crust. Use these tips to help get the perfect golden brown and flaky crust every time.
Use cold ingredients: Cold ingredients, especially butter, are key to a delicious and flakey crust. Keep your dough cold by using ice water, and don’t be afraid to pop it in the freezer a few times to keep it from getting too warm.
Don’t over-handle your dough: The more you roll and mess with your dough, the tougher it will be.
Roll your dough with parchment paper: To prevent your dough from sticking and tearing, chill it first, then roll it out between two pieces of lightly floured parchment paper.
Blind bake the crust: No, you won’t need a blindfold. Simply place your crust in a pan, line it with oven-safe parchment paper, weigh it down with pie weights, dry beans, or rice, then bake it just until it starts to brown.
Add your filling: Once the crust has been blind-baked and cooled, you can add your filling and bake as normal.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out some of our favorite pie crust recipes on Pinterest!