Easy Pie Crust that Even I Can't Mess Up
Oh, the pressure of having a mom and grandma known for their excellent pie crusts! I've seen them roll out perfect circles almost effortlessly and end up with the flakiest, tastiest crust. Because I know I will pale in comparison, I've always stuck with graham cracker crusts...until this. It's just as easy as a crumb crust, but just as flavorful as those rolled crusts my mom and grandma always made!
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups flour, plain
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt one cup of margarine in a microwave-safe dish and pour it into the pie plate or 9x11 inch dish. (Or, melt it right in the pan if using a microwave-safe dish!)
- Sprinkle flour into the butter and mix with a fork until all flour is blended.
- Add chopped nuts to flour/butter mixture. Stir in with fork.
- Press the mixture into the pie plate with your hands. Be sure to cover all areas and fill in any holes with dough from the sides. Press up the sides of rounded pie plates or just in the bottom of a 9x11 dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Allow crust to cool completely before adding any fillings. Fill with a favorite pudding and top with non-diary whipped topping for a quick pie that's just as good as the ones mom and grandma make!
- For those who cannot chew nuts, blend the pecans into a fine powder. You still get the nutty flavor without worrying about tummy troubles.
- Use rice or coconut flour for a gluten-free version.
|Serving size: 1/16|
|Calories from Fat||117|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 13 g||20%|
|Saturated fat 30 g||150%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 125 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|