The next time you want to really treat yourself to that special pie, make this simple pie crust that is so delicious its sure to become your favorite. Its fast and fabulous and will please everyone... see the gluten-free option, too.
For Pie Crust Shell: Preheat oven to 375°
Combine dry ingredients in medium sized bowl. Add butter and stir with fork to blend. Form a dough ball and place in center of 9" pie pan. Using a piece of plastic wrap, press dough out to evenly cover the bottom and sides of the pan. Using a fork, prick several holes in the bottom of the pie crust . Bake for 9-10 minutes until light golden brown. Cool and add filling. Note: For oven baked filling pies, do not pre bake the bottom crust.
For Two Crust Oven Baked Pie: Prepare pie crust shell and prepare the second (top) crust...using 2 pieces of plastic wrap, place dough on top of one. Use the second piece to press or roll out dough for top crust. Remove top plastic and invert crust over top of pie. Prick several holes into top crust using a fork or knife. Bake as usual.
For Streusel Top Pie Crust: Combine ingredients for pie crust and toss with fork to just coat dry pieces with butter. Sprinkle streusel over top of filled pie. Bake as usual. Net 2 carbs per serving.