Beginner Cook - Short Cooking Time - Baked Good - Vegan - Vegetarian
Have you ever looked at the ingredients used to make store bought pie dough? Depending on the brand you buy, you will find some version of hydrogenated lard with BHA and BHT, Yellow 5, Red 40, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, or corn syrup solids, to name a few. Sound appetizing? Not to me! In addition to being healthier and costing less, homemade dough is so easy and quick to make, I can't imagine ever using the store bought kind again. Another benefit of this dough is that it doesn't contain any butter or lard making it suitable for those following a dairy free or vegan diet.
This recipe yields enough for two large pies. If you don't need that much dough, you can either cut the ingredient amounts in half or use some the day-of and save the rest in the refrigerator for later in the week. You can also freeze the unused dough for 2-3 months. Detailed instructions for refrigeration and freezing are explained below.
Ingredients (yields 2 large pies)
Time - 15 minutes