Have you ever wondered about the origin and history of who made the first pie crust? If so, you are not alone. I know I am a little bit nuts when it comes to food history. The history of pie crust-making dates back to ancient times when Egyptians first made dough from flour and water. The Greeks also made pie crusts, but they were more like a pastry filled with meat and vegetables.
In medieval England, pies were often filled with meat and fruit, and the crust was made of a mixture of flour, water, and lard. Over time, the recipe for pie crust evolved, with butter replacing lard and sugar being added for sweetness.
Today, there are countless recipes for pie crust, including variations made with several types of flour, butter, and even cream cheese. Whether you prefer a flaky crust or a denser and chewier one, there is a recipe out there for everyone. So, the next time you take a bite of your favorite pie, remember the long and fascinating history behind its delicious crust.
Here is an incredibly delicious crust for your best Pumpkin Pie recipe.
- 1¾ cups of sifted all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick 8 tablespoons)
Combine ingredients, roll out into a pie crust, and place in a 10-inch buttered juice-saver pie pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 375ᵒF. You may want to use dried beans (1/2 filled) or pie weights to keep the crust from bubbling up. Enjoy!
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