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Pat-In-The-Pan Pie Crust Recipe

May 12th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Pat-In-The-Pan Pie Crust Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  2. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  3. 8tablespoonsunsalted butter, softened and cut into 8 pieces
  4. 2-3tablespoonsheavy cream
  5. 1largeegg yolk
  6. 1/8teaspoonsalt(original recipe simply says “pinch of salt”)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Position rack in center of oven.
  2. Preheat to 400 deg F.
  3. Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl or process the mixture for 10 seconds in a food processor.
  4. Add butter; mash with back of fork or process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Drizzle 2-3 tbsp cream over the top and stir or process till crumbs look damp and hold together when pinched.
  6. Transfer mixture to prepared 9-inch pie pan or 9.
  7. 5 or 10-inch two-piece tart pan.
  8. Pat evenly along bottom and sides with fingertips.
  9. If making a pie, form crust edge and crimp or flute with fingers.
  10. Prick bottom/sides with fork.
  11. Bake till crust is golden brown, 18-22 minutes, prcking bottom once or twice if it bubbles.
  12. If filling crust with uncooked mixture that requires further cooking, whisk together egg yolk and salt, then brush inside of crust with mixture.
  13. Return to oven until egg glaze sets, 1-2 minutes.

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