Let’s face it, rolling out pie crusts is not much fun. That’s why Pillsbury makes millions every year stashing their pre-made pie crusts in the refrigerator section of nearly every grocery store in America. During the holidays, pies are everywhere. Why not make your next pie experience a whole lot smoother?
Rolling out pie crusts is the #1 reason why cookies and cakes pirouette out of my oven much more frequently than any pie. If you know me well, you know I do my best to avoid baking pies that require traditional crusts. Unfortunately for me, and fortunately for you, my husband just so happens to love pies, especially lemon. “Why fortunately for me?” you might ask. Well, it just so happens that while baking a husband-requested pie, I stumbled upon a great trick to easily roll out homemade pie crusts.
This simple pie crust rolling trick makes my life easier, and pies much more frequent at our dinner table. Here it is:
Roll out the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap.
See, I told you it was simple! Plastic wrap makes rolling simple for a few reasons.
- There’s no need to flour any surface, which means less mess.
- Plastic wrap is ultra flexible, so after removing the top layer of cellophane, you can invert the pie plate over the center of the dough, flip it over, adjust if necessary, and easily peel away the plastic.
- You can re-use the same two pieces of cellophane multiple times. Just stash it in your freezer bag along with your discs of pre-made dough.
How do you speed up pie-crust making?