Hello, Pie Aficionados! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s the season of pies, and whether you’re Team Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie, one thing’s for sure: the secret to a perfect pie starts with the crust. And what’s the key ingredient to a flaky, golden crust, you ask? Water! But not just any water—AquaTru purified water.
Creating a pie crust from scratch might seem daunting, but with AquaTru water and these simple tips, you’ll be rolling in dough in no time—literally! Here’s how AquaTru can up your pie game:
- Chill Out: For the flakiest crust, your ingredients need to be cold. And when we say cold, we mean AquaTru water straight from the purifier cold. This ensures that your butter or shortening won’t melt before it hits the oven, creating those coveted flaky layers.
The Foolproof AquaTru Pie Crust Recipe:
Now, for the moment you’ve been waiting for—the recipe that’ll make your Thanksgiving pies the talk of the table:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (extra for rolling)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional for sweet pies)
- 6 to 8 tablespoons AquaTru purified ice water
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and sugar.
- Cut in the chilled butter using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- One tablespoon at a time, add AquaTru purified ice water, stirring with a fork until the dough comes together.
- Gently knead the dough into a ball, then divide in half and flatten into discs. Wrap each one in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
- When you’re ready to roll, dust your surface with flour, and let the pie-making magic begin!
Team Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie? Let’s Settle It!
Why not make both? With AquaTru by your side, you’ll have enough crust for every kind of pie. But we want to know: Are you Team Sweet Potato or Team Pumpkin? Tell us in the comments, share pictures of your pie masterpieces, or better yet, bring a slice to a neighbor and spread the holiday cheer (and a little pie debate)!
There you have it, a pie crust recipe that’s as easy as… well, pie! With AquaTru purified water in your baking arsenal, you’re not just baking; you’re creating memories, one delicious slice at a time. So, preheat those ovens, roll out your dough, and get ready for a Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and the best pies on the block.