Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust

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Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust is made with your hands, not a rolling pin, patting dough around the pie plate into a crust.  Taste just like a shortbread cookie.  Perfect for cream pies.



Are you intimidated when it comes to making a homemade pie crust, or are you just looking for an easy pie crust recipe?

The shortbread crust is so easy to make and a perfect place to start if you are either new to or afraid of making the pie dough for your pies.

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I am often told, "I made pie dough one time, and it turned out to be one big mess," so I just keep buying the ready made ones.

I have been making pie dough since I was in Home Economics in my high school years.

The one thing I remember most that my teacher taught me was if you want to make a good pie crust, "you have to keep making it until you get the hang of it"!

You know the old saying, "Practice makes perfect," well, that's what it takes to make superb pie crust.

In the early '70s, I came across this recipe for Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust. don't need a rolling pin for this one, just a fork to mix with and a bowl.

You press the buttery crumbs evenly on the pie plate and bake.

See what I mean so easy!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE BUTTERY SHORTBREAD CRUST



  • Butter

  • Flour

  • Powdered sugar



HOW TO MAKE BUTTERY SHORTBREAD CRUST




Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix butter, flour, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl until crumbly.

In an 8-inch or 9-inch pie plate, pat the crumb mixture evenly, being sure to come up the sides to the edge. Crimp the dough with a fork or fingers.

For a pre-baked crust, such as an icebox fruit pie, cream pie, or chiffon pie, bake for 25 minutes.

You can cut down on powdered sugar when making a savory pie. You can also substitute a powdered sugar substitute like Swerve powdered sugar for the powdered sugar.




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