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DIY Whole Wheat Pie Crust

 

No shortening!
19

Yield

16

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

20

min

 

Ingredients

¼ cup water
ice
1 large eggs
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
½ salt
*
12 tablespoons butter
frozen, 1 1/2 sticks

Directions

Fill a drinking glass with water and stick a few ice cubes in it while you grate the frozen butter. (Avoid using a box grater as the butter will stick to the inside.)

Place butter in the freezer until you're ready to use it.

Whisk together the flour and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Take the ice water and measure out ¼ cup into a 1-cup measuring cup.

Crack the egg into the measured ice water and beat with a fork.

Grab the grated butter from the freezer and dump it into the dry ingredients.

Using your fingers, break up the butter if it clumps together to thoroughly combine everything.

Pour in the egg-water mixture and stir with a hefty spoon.

Add a tablespoon or two of water if it seems dry.

Gather all the dough into one lump.

Divide it in half. If you're not using both crusts, wrap one half in plastic wrap, place it in a freezer bag and freeze it.

Or put it in the fridge if you plan on using it within a couple of days.

Using a wet washrag or your wet hands, moisten the countertop and place a piece of wax paper over top. It shouldn't slide anywhere.

Sprinkle flour over the wax paper and place your dough ball in the center, flattening it like a disk.

Start rolling it out, working from the center to the outsides.

Turn your pie plate upside down on the dough and cut dough with a sharp knife about an inch larger than the pie plate.

Remove the dough from the wax paper by rolling the dough up onto the rolling pin while peeling away the paper underneath.

Gently lift the dough up and over to the pie plate, centering it as you unroll it from the rolling pin.

Press the dough into the pie plate, but don't stretch it. (It will shrink when it bakes.)

Fold the ragged edges of the pie crust under the side of the plate. If you want, you can flute the edges. If you're making an apple pie or something where the crust isn't pre-baked, it's ready to use.

If you're baking the crust by itself, preheat the oven to 375℉ (190℃) F and poke a lot of holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork to keep it from bubbling up.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges just barely start to turn brown. (Don't let the raw dough sit out for too long before you bake it. Stick it in the fridge if you need to wait for the oven to heat up.)

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 34g (1.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14157% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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