Recipe for Pie Crust

Looking for a simple recipe for pie crust?  If you're afraid to make a pie crust from scratch, stop worrying and, instead, try this one:

My Recipe for Pie Crust

2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
4 to 5 Tbsp ice water
Wax paper and freezer wrap (Tip:  Make one for now and freeze one for later)

Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture become crumbly.  Add ice water, 1 T at a time.  After each addition, toss with a fork.  Push moistened ingredients to the side so that you just add the ice water to the dry ingredients. Continue adding the ice water 1 T at a time until all the dry ingredients are moistened.  Dough should be just moist enough to hold together, not sticky.

Divide dough in half and roll each half into a ball.  To save until later, wrap each ball with wax paper then wrap tightly in freezer wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.  When ready to use bring to room temperature and roll out as desired.

This is a great pie crust to have ready and waiting in the freezer for the next time you want a wonderful, fresh, homemade from scratch pie.   It's much cheaper than buying frozen pie crusts from the grocery store, too.  Try it and let me know how you like it!

1 comment:

  1. wow! Maybe I can finally learn to make real pie crust! My family would be so impressed! bookmarking! :)


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