Sourdough Discard Pie Crust Recipe

Looking for more ways to use up some sourdough starter? This pie crusts uses sourdough discard, butter, flour, water and sugar to create a deliciously, flaky crust, perfect for any pie!

Looking for more ways to use up some sourdough starter? This pie crusts uses sourdough discard, butter, flour, water and sugar to create a deliciously, flaky crust, perfect for any pie! | Gathered In The Kitchen

For years I have used my Julia Child’s Pastry Dough, Pie Crust Recipe (Pizza Dough, etc) but since I’ve been on such a huge kick of using sourdough, I’ve been transforming all of my recipes over to using sourdough or sourdough discard.

I created this recipe based off of a simple method: the taste method! I added ingredients slowly, notating them in a little notebook I keep in my kitchen. Then I gave it a taste test along the way, just as you would if you were making chili and tasted it to see if it needed more garlic or salt. The end result was fantastic and I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Even my family loved it! #momwin!

Sourdough Discard

If you’re new to sourdough, you may be asking what is sourdough discard? Because I was certainly asking that in the beginning of my sourdough journey!

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When making a sourdough starter, you will feed and water your flour and water mixture daily. However, before you feed and water it, you first discard, this is the process of removing half of your mixture and typically throwing it away.

However, rather than throw away your discard (flour and water), you can save it in a glass container and keep it in the refrigerator and keep adding to it. Pull it out of the refrigerator when you’re ready to make any delicious sourdough discard recipe. That’s what I do! Check out my post for How To Store & Keep Sourdough Starter Discard.

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How To Make Sourdough Discard Pie Crust

The process is easy, but you want to make sure that you are using very cold ingredients. The key to baking a great pie crust is to make it cold and bake it hot.

  • Measure out sourdough discard
  • Mix into large bowl with flour, butter, salt and sugar
  • Using a pastry blender, incorporate ingredients until a mealy, course texture is achieved
  • Add ice cold water and blend again
  • Divide dough into 2 equal parts and wrap with plastic wrap in the shape of discs, Store in refrigerator
  • When ready to use, remove from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin
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How To Assemble A Pie

  • Remove dough from refrigerator
  • Roll out each disc on a lightly floured surface
  • Place bottom pie crust in pie plate
  • Add pie filling
  • Cut into strips 1-2″ wide and arrange
  • Crimp pie edges and bake
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The pie comes out of the oven absolutely beautiful! The crust was absolutely gorgeous!

Looking for more ways to use up some sourdough starter? This pie crusts uses sourdough discard, butter, flour, water and sugar to create a deliciously, flaky crust, perfect for any pie! | Gathered In The Kitchen

I filled my sourdough starter discard pie crust shell with my favorite All-American Apple Pie filling. Oh my gosh…it was good! I put raisins in my apple pie filling, and it takes apple pie to the next level!

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This is the best sourdough starter discard pie crust recipe that makes a buttery, flakey pie crust that has rise to it! Look at the height of that crust! That is every pie lovers dream!

The best sourdough starter discard pie crust recipe that makes a buttery, flakey pie crust that has rise to it! | Gathered In The Kitchen

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