Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust

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Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust is made with your hands and 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.

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 Crustdon't even need a rolling pin for this one, just a fork to mix with and a bowl.

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

See what I mean so easily!

Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust
Printable Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix butter, flour, and powdered sugar until crumbly.

In an 8-inch or 9-inch pie plate, pat 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 for an icebox fruit pie, cream pie or chiffon pie, bake for 25 minutes.

Cook's Note: 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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Kay Little
Kay Little

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