I wanted to share this simple recipe that I absolutely love. For those of you who already know me, know I have a passion for using simple, fresh local ingredients to make the best tasting food possible. As you can see from this post, I have rounded up my kids and nieces to learn the art of pie making. They all had a fabulous time, and I hope you enjoy this pie crust recipe too! The best part is filling it with your choice of fresh fruit from your local farmers market.
Feel free to print out your own copy of my recipe here, Buttermilk Crust.
I instructed the kids with the importance of keeping your butter cold until you need it. Also, learning to handle it the least amount of time as possible, keeping the butter as cold as it can be. For most of these kids it was their first time making a pie from start to finish.
Lucky, that butter didn’t land on the floor!
Our youngest bakers needed a little help cutting the butter into little cubes.
My Mia Moo proved to be a good helper. After cubing the butter they used a pastry cutter to further blend the butter with the flour and salt.
Working the butter and flour until it looks like oatmeal flakes or cornmeal. Next we add the Buttermilk!
After the dough is a nice round lump we wrapped it in parchment paper and put it in the refrigerator. Next, the kids get to decide what kind of pie to make. We ended up with 3 apple pies, 2 peach pies and 4 berry pies.
After peeling the apples and seasoning them. Cooking the peaches in sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch, and sugaring and adding cornstarch to the berries. We started rolling our chilled dough!
Pretty much everyone needed some help with the rolling, but the next part was a lot of fun! I showed them that they could get creative with their second crust, or should I say the top crust. Some went with the traditional top others got a little creative. It is always worth it to get creative with designs!
Finally we bake!
Not bad for first timers! I would eat them!!!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you try our crust, I would love to hear from you!
“She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.”