How to Make Pie Crust
All levels | 32 min 56 sec
Pie Crust Basics
Top Crust Variations
Homemade pies are beloved by all, but they can be particularly challenging to do well. Whether you're baking for a holiday, a barbecue, or just because, Devlin Mannle will show you how to make a killer pie you'll be proud to share on Instagram. Devlin shares his mother’s recipe for perfectly flaky pie crust, walking you through every step just like he’s in the kitchen beside you. You’ll learn tips and tricks for handling and rolling out the dough, as well as several traditional and decorative pie crust designs that will impress your guests, like lattice crust, cut outs and pretty crimped edges. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
Kitchen Tools:
  • 9” Pyrex or glass pie baking dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Flour sifter (optional)
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Fork
  • Paring knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Ruler
  • Pastry scraper
  • Cookie cutters (if making pie with cut-out shapes)
  • Cold surface for rolling out dough (marble is best)
    Dough Recipe (For a Top-and-Bottom Crust Pie)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening (like Crisco)
  • 7 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Extra flour, sugar and cinnamon (for dusting and garnishing)
  • Egg (for egg wash)
  • Apple Pie Filling:
  • 10 apples - half sweet and half tart, like 5 Macintosh and 5 Granny Smith (tip: add lemon juice to cut apples to avoid browning)
  • 3/4 cups sugar (half brown and half white)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp flour or cornstarch 
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
Learn how to:
  • Perfectly mix pie dough
  • Handle and roll out dough
  • Transfer dough to pie pan
  • Create decorative edges, like a fluted “pinched” edge or a forked edge
  • Add cut-out shapes to the top of the pie
  • Create a lattice crust
  • Create a traditional closed top crust
What You'll Get: 
  • Detailed lesson on how to make Devlin's mother's perfectly flakey pie crust as well as several tips and tricks 
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF with the pie crust recipe 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Creativebug's own Devlin Mannle
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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