Follow Detective Charlie Kerrian's Blog
Lots of taste testing went into this pie crust. A lighter crust that we use for fruit pies did not stand up to the weight of a meat and veggie pie, but this one stays tender and has great flavor as well. Pair it with the Chicken Pot Pie recipe here.If you would like to share this article with your friends or post a comment - please click here to visit full story page. →
Pie Crusts for Double Crust Meat Pies
Recipe by Sheila Kerrian
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup butter (16 Tablespoons) cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 6 Tablespoons very cold water
- Egg yolk wash (one yolk and 2 Tablespoons water lightly whisked together)
- Use food processor to briefly pulse together flour, sugar, and sea salt.
- Add cubed butter and pulse together until size of small peas.
- Add water and pulse together until dough forms.
- Remove dough, (no need to chill) divide in half, flour dust work surface and roll out each half until 1/8 inch thick – makes two 11-12”rounds.
- Place one in 9” pie pan and set aside the other (on parchment paper for best results).
- Make chosen filling and spread evenly onto bottom crust.
- Cover filling with top crust and crimp two crusts together to seal in filling.
- After the pie has been created and the two crusts have been crimped together, brush the top and edges with the egg yolk wash before baking.
- Follow pie directions for baking time and temperature, baking until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes for easier slicing.
- Serve while still warm.