Amish Pie Crust
If you are looking for your next go-to never fail pie crust recipe, you have come to the right place. This tried and true Amish Pie Crust Recipe is the perfect complement to all your favorite pie recipes and will give you the best outcome time after time.
Amish Pie Crust is simple to prepare however there are some tricks to follow to ensure this Amish never fails pie crust recipes come out the best everytime.
How to make Amish Pie Crust?
It is most important to use room temperature butter when making this recipe. It is also important to not forget to use cold water when mixing and to always refrigerate your dough when you are not working with it. It is advised to let the dough balls cool in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes… however it is not necessary.
You can simply roll the dough out and place it on your desired pie pan. This recipe will make 2 9” inch pie crusts… perfect for some of our favorite Amish pie recipes such as Amish Shoofly Pie and the classic Amish Sugar Cream Pie. Feel free to refrigerate this pie crust for up to two weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
How to pre-bake Amish Pie Crust?
For pre-baked pie crust, bake at 425° degrees on the bottom rack for 10 minutes. Then transfer to the top rack and bake for 15 additional minutes until golden brown. Be sure to use pie weights when baking the crust or cut small holes into the crust to avoid forming bubbles.
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Amish Pie Crust
2 Pie Crusts
Look no further, you have found the best tried and true Amish Pie Crust Recipe. Flaky, buttery, and easy to prepare, this pie crust recipe is bound to become your go to base for all your favorite pie recipes.
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. lard (or unsalted butter)
1/2 c. cold water
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 egg, well beaten
1 tsp. vinegar
In a large mixing bowl, sift together sugar, baking powder, salt and flour.
Mix flour with room temperature butter or lard.
Add egg, vinegar, water, and mix. Squeeze with hands to make sure all is combined.
Form into two balls and wrap in plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for up to two weeks until using. For immediate use, roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness.
For Pre-Baked Crust
Line greased 9” pie pan with flattened dough.
Bake on lower rack at 425° for 10 minutes with pie weights. Make sure to poke a few holes with a fork on the bottom of pie crust and on sides to avoid bubbles.
Remove pie weights and bake for 15 minutes on the top rack.
Be sure to use room temperature butter and squeeze the mixture with hands or press. We recommend simply using your hands to incorporate the dough.
Do not over mix and be sure to use cold water (ice cold is preferred).
Feel free to use a mix between lard and butter.
When rolling the crust, roll from center outward to create a rounded disc larger than your pie pan. You can also cut a disc out of the dough while ensuring the border is at least 2 inches wider than your pie pan.
How to store Amish Pie Crust?
Wrap dough in plastic wrap or tin foil and refrigerate for up to two weeks. For freezing, place wrapped dough in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months.
Amish Pie Recipe Inspiration:
Amish Fried Pies
Amish Tomato Pie
Amish Peanut Butter Pie