When it comes to pies, I think crust makes all the difference. Nothing comes close to that flakey, buttery flavor that comes from homemade crust. Again, this is one of those key basic items that sounds intimidating, but it is shockingly easy to make. I heavily rely on my food processor to make pie crusts and that is what takes all the difficulty out of it. Of course, this is doable without it, but it is hard to beat the ease of pressing the “pulse” button around 10 times. Once all the ingredients are measured, it is really a 20 minute hands on affair. Really!