Personal Pies
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup cold butter
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • Your favorite pie filling (enough for one full size pie)
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in cold chunks of butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  2. Stir in water gradually, keep stirring until mixture forms a ball (I normally help the process along by shaping it with my hands)
  3. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (Personally, I make this a day ahead and refrigerate overnight. If you do this allow the dough about 30 minutes on a floured counter top to soften up a bit before trying to use it.)
  4. Roll dough on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin until about ¼ inch thick. Using a glass or bowl 4 inches in diameter cut into discs (you’ll then need to re-roll out the dough) press discs into greased muffin tin to form bowls.
  5. Use any dough scraps for topping the pies. I topped the apple pies with a brown sugar crumble (1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp flour)
  6. Bake at 425* for 16-18 minutes.
  7. Let cool and remove from muffin tin with a spoon.
Recipe by The Domestic Geek Blog at