How to Make Perfect Pie Crust in a Blender

Making pie crust can be really scary for some people. That is why I wanted to share just how easy it can be by making Perfect Pie Crust in your Blender! No fuss. No hassle. Just pure perfection!

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust in a Blender. No need to ever be intimidated by pie crust ever again with this simple recipe! -

So here’s the deal. Apple pie is my thing. It hasn’t always been though. It has come a long way, that’s for sure. Let’s see – I grew up eating frozen Sara Lee apple pies for Thanksgiving. While there’s totally nothing wrong with that, I’m sorry, but I don’t can’t taste even once tiny ounce of love that may have been put into it. The very first time I made apple pie from scratch was about 8 years ago, and I was so nervous serving it to my family. Were they going to like it? Was it going to meet their expectations since they were used to Ms. Lee serving Thanksgiving pie every year?

Really, I just needed to hear what my dad had to say about it.

So I plated up my first from-scratch, lattice-topped, caramel-y apple pie and handed it out to everyone. And just waited.

Everyone had dispersed themselves to random places in the house. Some to the front room. Some standing in the kitchen. And my dad up in the loft watching football. Everyone mmm-ing through their bites was a great indicator so far. And then I hear it.

“This is better than any Sara Lee pie I’ve had,” coming down from my dad.

Wahoo! Success!

So from then on, every year, I have been making apple pie from scratch. Changes here and there in both the recipe and technique. And the last time around, I made quite the change in my crust technique. When it was time to put my work to the test, the praises were coming from my wife this time as she told me this was the best crust I’ve made thus far, and she doesn’t even like pie crust (which is quite baffling if you ask me!).

So I decided to put together a quick little video to show you just how easy it is to make pie crust from scratch at home.

And here are a few little tips/instructions on rolling out the dough:

1. Flour your work-surface generously before placing the dough down on it. Also flour your rolling pin.

2. In order to keep a circle-ish shape to your dough, roll in alternate directions. Away from you, toward you, to the left, to the right, diagonally each way, and then start over until you reach the desired size.

3. Roll your dough pretty thin, about 1/4″

4. Place your pie pan lightly on top of the rolled out dough to be sure it’s big enough. You’ll want it to be about 1 inch larger than the pan all around.

5. Once your dough is rolled out, use your floured rolling pin to roll the dough up onto it. Then gently and quickly, pick it up and place it so the edge is all the way over to one side of the pan and then roll it out so it lays gently over the pan.

6. Pick up each edge gently and be sure the crust sits all the way down into the bottom corners of the pan before laying it back down.

7. Trim or tuck in the edges and make pretty either by crimping with your fingers or pressing a fork around the edges. You are now ready to fill and bake your pie.

I hope you’re inspired to make your own pie crust for your homemade pies this year for the holidays.

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust in a Blender. No need to ever be intimidated by pie crust ever again with this simple recipe! -




How to Make Perfect Pie Crust in a Blender. No need to ever be intimidated by pie crust ever again with this simple recipe! -

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    • Holly Waterfall says

      Yes, it’s the same idea as the food processor. I can’t believe I’ve been making it by hand in a bowl for so many years!

    • Holly Waterfall says

      oh you are going to LOVE your blendtec once you realize all it can do. It makes life so much better. Also… now you can make baby food for your little man!

  1. Sharon says

    Fastest way to make pie crust is put everything in a tupperware container and shake it up — you get the same effect — after you get it all the little balls of flour/shortening — add your water and shake again to you get a thud.. Easy as pie.

  2. Cindy Sickenger says

    Instead of Vinegar we use Vodka and the last crust I made I used Whipped Cream Vodka and it turned out great! If you use 1 part water to 1 part Vodka it keeps the crust from getting tough. AND even though my recipe call for 1/4 cup of each, I combine them and end up using about half. Don’t just dump it all in at one time. It helps to add it gradually until you get the stick together consistency you need. I use my food processor also but my husband uses the NINJA.

  3. yarden says

    Hi, i want to try this but i don’t know what is the size of the pan…
    Can you help me with that?:)
    I want to try your apple pie and you said to make double crust

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Yarden, you’ll want to use a deep dish 9-10 inch pie pan. Definitely deep dish to fit all those gooey apples!
      And as far as freezing the dough, I have frozen my dough in the past, and while it works out, the results are much better when you make it fresh. With how easy this crust is, there’s no reason why you can’t just make it right before assembling the pie. Good luck! You’re going to love it!

  4. says

    Nothing compares to a homemade pie crust. My mom always made homemade crusts and pie fillings and I always loved eating pie, but then one day I tried a store bought one and wondered how people ate them. I’m so happy it’s pie season 🙂

  5. says

    Pie crusts intimidate me. I will have to give this a try someday. Thanks for sharing with us on the #HomeMattersParty this week. I hope you join us again next week.

    • Holly Waterfall says

      You are not alone! a lot of people are really scared of pie crust, and I used to be also. Until I actually tried it – it’s SO easy!

  6. says

    That’s awesome! I didn’t know you could use a blender for this! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

    • Holly Waterfall says

      right?! it’s little tips and tricks that make my life easier and give me more confidence in the kitchen!

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Wendell, it completely depends on what you’re filling your pie with. For my classic Homemade Apple Pie, I bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F, and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
      Refer to the specific pie recipe for a more accurate setting.

  7. Kim says

    Hi I have a blendtec with the usual jar and the wild side one, can I make pastry dough in this without having the twister jar?

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Hi Kim! Yes, you can use any blender jar, but you just may have to stop and scrape down the sides. the smaller jar allows for smaller batches of food to be mixed up, plus you can use the built-in scraper that comes with the lid of the smaller jar.

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