Flaky Pie Crust

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 Slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl and work with a fork until flour and shortening are mixed, and flour is picked up into the shortening.
  • Next start mixing the dough by hand kneading until the dough is blended and forms a ball. Flour a board or area to roll out the dough on.
  • This is when you will cut your dough in 1/2.
  • Flour the area and roll the dough out with a rolling pin, flipping one or two times to prevent sticking. Roll to fit a 8 or 9 inch pie pan. Pie crust should be rolled out thin. About the width of the chocolate part of an oreo cookie. Once your dough is rolled out fold it in 1/2 to pick up and place in pie pan. Center the 1/2 crust in the middle of your pan and flip the other 1/2 over to cover the pie pan. Cut off any excess crust around the rim.
  • This recipe is very forgiving, so if you make a mistake or get a tear you can easily add and piece together and still end up with a nice looking crust.
  • Add filling of your choice. Because this recipe is about the pie crust I just used a canned fruit filling. Around Easter I hope to bring you a recipe filling for pecan pie that is so delicious. The pecan pie filling with this pie crust recipe is just heavenly. Oh my.and with a dollop of whipped cream on that pecan pie. Just smack me silly.you will become giggly.
  • This recipe is very forgiving, so if you make a mistake or get a tear you can easily add and piece together and still end up with a nice looking crust.
  • Add filling of your choice. Because this recipe is about the pie crust I just used a canned fruit filling. Around Easter I hope to bring you a recipe filling for pecan pie that is so delicious. The pecan pie filling with this pie crust recipe is just heavenly. Oh my.and with a dollop of whipped cream on that pecan pie. Just smack me silly.you will become giggly.
  • Go ahead and roll out your top crust, and place onto pie using the same technique as the lower crust. Once in place cut around edge to remove excess dough. Go around the crust rim and squeeze and crimp softly the 2 layers together to seal the outer edge of the crust around the pie. I do not like the look of going around the crust and pressing with a fork. I also don't find it very reliable, and have seen the fruit filling ooze out and cause the crust to stick when serving. So try to learn to crimp the crust. My Grandmother made the most perfectly beautiful formed crimps. I never learned her technique, but she really had a talent when it came to this.
  • Prick with fork to allow venting, this will help not to have a spill over in your oven. Sprinkle top crust with sugar if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes single crust, or 45 minutes to 1 hour for double crust. The last 10 minutes watch to make sure your edges are not getting to dark.
  • Let pie come to room temperature, or enjoy warm with some whip cream or ice cream.
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