Baker's Square-style Perfect Pie Crust

  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • dash cinnamon

Place 1/4 lb. butter in deep narrow microwave mixing bowl. Melt without letting it change color. Soon as it bubbles have electric mixer ready to work quickly.

Dump into hot butter all at once: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, and of dash cinnamon. Beat half a minute just to combine and while it's still warm gather up into your hands and pat out evenly over bottom and up sides of a "PAM-ed" 9-inch pie pan.

For a partially baked pie crust:

Bake partially 6 minutes at 375º F before adding a filling (like pumpkin or custard) to be baked.

    For a pre-baked pie crust:

    Bake completely 375º F for 18 to 20 minutes OR till golden when using a no-bake filling.

    Makes 1 single crust.

    To add a top crust:

    Make a second Perfect Pie Crust and pat out over "PAM-ed" wax paper to 9-inch circle Invert over filling and bake the pie per recipe for the filling.

    To make Streusel topping:

    Make a second Perfect Pie Crust. Make into a 9-inch pie shell and fully bake. Cool and then crumble the shell and sprinkle over pie made with no-bake pie filling.

    Source: Gloria Pitzer's Secret Recipes

About Baker's Square®

Pie Crust

Baker's Square began in December 1969 with a restaurant called "Mrs. C's" in Des Moines, Iowa, that became popular for its pies and remained open until it closed on April 2, 2008.

Long before that, Pillsbury purchased Mrs. C's and renamed it "Poppin' Fresh Pies" opening additional locations, primarily in the Great Lakes area as well as in California. VICORP, owners of the Village Inn restaurant chain, purchased Poppin' Fresh Pies from Pillsbury in 1983 and renamed the chain Bakers Square.

Today, Bakers Square is a casual dining restaurant chain still known for its pies, but also offers a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The children's menu features the "Bakers Bunch", including the characters Crusto, Pie Spy, Meringué, Square Baker, L'il Slice, and Pie Pup.

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