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    Peggy's Foolproof Pie Crust

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    • on April 18, 2003

      I made this twice in the last week (once 1/2 recipe, and then the whole recipe). Both times the dough was much softer (like drop cookie dough) than I expected. In fact, the first time I couldn't roll it out because it stuck to the rolling pin and the pastry mat. I ended up patting it into the pie plate to shape. The second time, I chilled it overnight, and used a lot of flour on the mat, on top of the dough, and on the pin. This did the trick - it rolled beautifully. I discovered that the soft dough makes for a light, and delicious, flaky crust. This is a winner. Thanks, Barb.

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    • on August 01, 2008

      This is a wonderful crust. I used this to make Blueberry Pie (10 inch) for a photo forum event. Very good.. nice and flaky! Thank you Barb for a great recipe. I'll be using this again and again! :)

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    • on September 09, 2013

      Absolutely the best pie crust!!!!! Don't over blend the flour and shortening and butter. Should see pea size bits of shortening and butter when rolled out. This is what makes the flakiest crust ever! I always chill the flour mixture before adding liquid and always chill after patted into two discs. Use a chilled marble roller and always chill the dough in the pie plate in between making filling and top crust for any recipe.

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    • on February 05, 2013

      With the right preparation (as PanNan covered above), this is the best crust ever!
      Great texture - soft and flaky, great taste (thanks to the butter!), and especially aesthetically-pleasing when brushed with egg wash.
      Just be sure to chill it overnight, and use flour on your rolling surfaces.

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    Nutritional Facts for Peggy's Foolproof Pie Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (27 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 380.4
    Calories from Fat 239
    Total Fat 26.6 g
    Saturated Fat 8.4 g
    Cholesterol 38.6 mg
    Sodium 300.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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