Master Mix: Freezer Pie Crust Mix

With peach season upon us and Apple, pear, and pumpkin season just around the bend, Pie season is just beginning! Nothing is better than homemade pie crust, right? This Master Mix recipe will let you whip up a batch of 7 crusts at one time to store in the freezer so all you have to do is thaw, roll and bake! All the goodness of your homemade, from scratch crust, with all the convenience of a premade crust!

Large Batch Pie Crust Recipe

Today we will be making a big batch of pie crust to store in your freezer. No more trips to the store to buy premade frozen crusts!  Not only does it take only about 10-15 minutes to make this bulk recipe, it is cheaper and way tastier than store bought. (Not to mention a lot thicker than those thin frozen crusts!)

Today we are making a bulk recipe that you can store individual ball of pie dough in your freezer, ready to thaw, roll out and bake! You will make up to 7 pie crusts at once and have almost a full year to use them!  So I am dreaming of pot pies with left over turkey, chicken, or beef,  quick fruit pies, or shells for dreamy banana cream or chocolate pie!

Lets get started!
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Master Mix: Freezer Pie Crust

6 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/3 cups  vegetable shortening
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups cold water

  • In a heavy duty mixer (or in a large bowl with a pastry blender) combine flour and salt.
  • Add in shortening and blend till mixture resembles a crumbly cornmeal texture.
  • Add in 1 1/4 cups water. Mix lightly until water is absorbed and mixture forms a ball.
  • If necessary add additional water.
  • Divide dough into 7 portions.

  • Shape each  portion into balls.
  • Flatten each ball slightly with your hand. (ok I used my rolling pin)
  • Place each ball into a freezer storage bag, or airtight container, or wrap in freezer paper.

  • Label each package and date.
  • Store in freezer.
  • Use within 10 months.
  • To use;
  • Thaw dough.
  • Roll out and use as desired.
  • Bake according to pie recipe directions

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