Making pie crust like Martha

First of all, I want to show you yesterday’s finished product!


I love it!  I can’t wait to start the next sign. I just need to figure out a design.

Today I started prepping for my sister’s visit this coming weekend.  She’s headed down from NYC to attend a natural products show in Baltimore.  Because we live close to 6 hours away from our families, we love having guests!

Our weekend will be crazy busy with soccer, soccer and more soccer,  so I want to get some easy make ahead meals put together in the next few days.  Of course, we’re going to need a little dessert, too!  That’s where I’m starting.

I have some frozen berries ready to thaw, but I need some pie crust to make tarts in a pinch.   And, no one has better crust recipes than Martha Stewart.  Honestly, I aspire to be like Martha – not the going to jail Martha, mind you.  I’d just like to be the Queen of Homemaking mogul Martha.

I selected a recipe for pate brisee from this book…


Martha basically makes it idiot proof with a step by step photo tutorial.


I followed all of Martha’s steps including chilling all the ingredients, including the dry ingredients.


I used a food processor (as Martha recommended) and mixed it according to her carefully worded instructions.  Here is the final result.

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I just hope I can wait until the weekend to make them.  Martha would be proud! (At least I hope she would be.  Martha is a tough cookie!)


About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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2 Responses to Making pie crust like Martha

  1. Shannon says:

    The sign looks great…you can come work at the shop for a couple weeks if you run out of projects 🙂


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