Let’s talk about pie crust! It’s important because hopefully you have a homemade Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie making it’s way to your holiday table this year. Pies come in a few parts, homemade pie crust, loads of filling, and some sort of topping (crumble of crust) – but every solid pie starts with a flaky crust.
Making a pie from scratch can be intimidating. I know it. I really do. I teach people how to make pie crust a lot and I know it’s scary. I have a tremendous track record. We’ve got this.
There are a few tricks to making a flaky pie crust from scratch – believe in yourself (this goes a long way, I swear), keep your fat and your water cold, work fairly quickly, add more water if necessary, and knead gently but confidently.
Here are some step-by-step photos to walk us through but leave a comment below if you have any burning pie crust questions!
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