Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No Roll Pie Crust

I'm not really much of a baker. When I make pies or tarts I usually use frozen puff pastry because that stuff is MAGICAL I tell you. But for the 4th, I thought I could expand a bit and make an authentic American pie (Dutch pies are good, don't get me wrong, but they're different). I started digging around for pie crust recipes and started remembering how much I hate rolling dough out with my rolling pin. I think I got spoiled when I lived at home by my mom's amazing marble rolling pin and these wimpy inferior wood ones are only good for chasing around your husband breaking up crackers. You can only imagine my happiness when I found a NO ROLL PIE CRUST!

This takes only about 5 minutes to whip up (then 15 to cook), so it would be perfect if you need a quick crust for a pudding pie as well!

You will need:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until they form a ball of dough. Press the dough into your pie pan and take care to make sure it's evenly spread. It'll seem really oily and slippery when you're patting it in, but when it's cooked it's not quite so greasy (though I think I'm going to try it out with 1/2 cup oil next time and see what happens.


If you're making a pie that needs to be baked then you can just go ahead and add the filling and bake. I recommend wrapping foil around the edges so they don't burn. If you need a pre-baked crust, then bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes.

Be sure to check out Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed with Grace for more yummy recipes and for more helpful kitchen tips see Kitchen Tip Tuesday @ tammysrecipes.com.


Charlene said...

I usually use the refrigerated (not frozen) pie crusts because I don't want to do the whole rolling thing--this looks like something I'd like to try!

Vonlipi said...

I would use less oil myself. But I will probably try it even if I have the best recipe for pie crust, but you have to roll it!

blushing rose said...

Interesting, have to give it a go. TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am a chicken with dough and usually buy the frozen crust. I know, wimpy. I am glad you joined us for TMTT this week.

Anonymous said...

Wow no roll, gotta love that!!

MightyMom said...


but there's just something...odd...about a crust that hasn't been rolled...or one that looks so gooey.

thanks for stopping by my place...come on back!

Sharinskishe said...

I love pies, but making the pie shell is still difficult for me. So I am definitely going to try this method. Thanks so much for posting it for us.


Unknown said...

Wow, I've never heard of a no roll pie crust... awesome! I'm loving sorting through the recipes on your site!


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