Nov 012012

We enjoy all kinds of pie out our house…sweet and savory.   I have been known to grab a box of Pillsbury Ready Made Pie Crust and I admit they are pretty good.  However you still need to put a sprinkle of flour on them and roll them out and truthfully if you use the food processor you can whip up a pie crust in no time.  I have made crust with butter and with shortening and I finally decided that the blend of both as many chefs recommend is my favorite.  You can also make this crust by hand by cutting the fat into the flour with a pastry blender or a fork.  The pie above is made with canned pie filling I had on hand but of course home made filling is awewome!



Pie Dough

Author: Best Foodies
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Crisco, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 5 Tablespoons ice water
  1. In food processor blend flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Add butter and Crisco and pulse until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. Slowly add water and pulse until starts to form dough but not complete ball.
  4. Remove from processor bowl.
  5. Gather together and divide in half. Flatten into disk. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Soften slightly when ready to roll..
  7. Sprinkle board with flour, dust rolling pin with flour and roll bottom dough to desired size. Transfer to pie plate.
  8. Roll out top dough and cut into strips or place whole piece on top of pie and cut slits in dough.
  9. Brush with wash of one egg and 1 T. water beaten together.  Sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees until crust starts to brown.


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