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    Effie Pearl's Pie Crust

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    20 mins

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    Vanessa7's Note:

    Courtesy of Effie Pearl Campbell (the great-grandmother of the columnist of the KC Star). Sounds easy....gotta try it!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pie cru ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 5 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 cups lard (or shortening)
    • 1 egg, beaten in measuring cup and filled with water to make 1 c. liquid

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Stir together the flour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Add lard and cut into the flour with a pastry blender until the lard is completely incorporated into the dry mixture and it becomes pebbly.
    3. 3
      Add the water and egg mixture and stir until a dough forms, making sure to incorporate all the flour/lard mixture in the bottom of the bowl.
    4. 4
      Gather into a large ball, roll into a long log and cut into 4 or 5 pieces, depending upon size of pie plate.
    5. 5
      Flatten each piece into a disc about 8 inches in diameter. Wrap each disc tightly in wax paper, then put into freezer bag.
    6. 6
      NOTE: crusts can be frozen for several months. To use, remove and let thaw in the fridge. Crusts should be cold when rolled out.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 10, 2008

      55

      This is the recipe I use almost exclusively...it's pretty much a no fail pie crust. It's suitable for sweet or savoury pies, tarts, quiches etc. .

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    Nutritional Facts for Effie Pearl's Pie Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (1098 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1515.7
     
    Calories from Fat 947
    62%
    Total Fat 105.2 g
    161%
    Saturated Fat 40.8 g
    204%
    Cholesterol 150.2 mg
    50%
    Sodium 892.6 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 120.3 g
    40%
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    16%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 17.7 g
    35%

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