Making a homemade pie crust may seem like a challenge but with the right advice and techniques you can learn how to make a pie crust with just a little practice. The tender, flaky crust that you create will be worth the effort.
The following tips may assist in a more successful pie making experience or help you with some problem areas.
If the dough is dry and does not stick together when pinching a small piece of between your fingers, add more ice water.
A cooking utensil that is used to protect the top fluted edge of the pie crust as it is baking. Typically made from aluminum, pie crust shields may be a solid one-piece round ring that is placed over the entire pie crust or individual crescent-shaped pieces that are placed individually on sections of the crust.