December 15, 2010

Sour Cream Pie Crust

This pie crust recipe is heavenly!  The crust is so moist and flaky that I think it has replaced my old pie crust recipe.  I found it in a magazine and couldn't find the recipe when I went back to look for it, so I did a Google search and I found something similar at Better Homes and Gardens.  You are going to love it!

You can mix this by hand. Or you can blitz it real quick in a food processor.  I love my Cuisinart Food Processor.

Sour Cream Pie Crust

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut up
2/3 cups ice cold water
2 T. sour cream
1 tsp. vinegar

In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.  Cut in butter leaving pea sized chunks.

In a 2 cup glass measuring cup whisk water, sour cream, and vinegar; pour, all at once into flour mixture, and quickly distribute then Stop!!  (that's what it says...Stop!)

Make sure dough is slightly crumbly.  Divide dough mixture into 3 equal portions (about 12-13 oz. each).  Refrigerate for 2 hours. (You can keep it in the fridge over night if you like.)  DO NOT OVERMIX.  You're going to finish the dough by hand.  The finished dough should break, not stretch.

Gently knead the dough in a bag to bring dough together.  Form into discs.  (This makes three single pie crusts.)

Use at once or wrap and store in the fridge for a few days or freeze for up to 1 month.  Thaw overnight in the fridge if you froze it.


~Kristin~ said...

I am so going to try this. I just made my first pie crust this past week and it was terrible! I am determined though. Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!

Susie Buetow said...

Yum! Stopping in to say HI! Looks like we blog some similar things!

Off to look around more!


Sheri said...

I never thought I'd try another pie crust recipe (I love mine and am just too picky). This one does look worthy of a go. So little sugar though! Maybe it'll be good for a savory pie. Now I'll have to try both!Thanks

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