Flaky Pie Crust (david Letterman's Mom) Recipe

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Flaky Pie Crust (David Letterman's Mom)

Donna Roth

By
@LuvnMom

This recipe is from "Home Cooking with Dave's Mom" pg. 150. David's Mom says: "The fat content in a fruit pie comes from the pie crust, and there's just no way to avoid it. I don't think you can make a rust without the fat. I discovered this recipe several years ago in 'Thou Shalt Season With.' It's one of the best pie crusts I've ever come across."


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Serves:
makes 1 2-crust pie or 2 single-crust pies

Ingredients

3/4 c
shortening
2 c
flour
1 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 tsp
salt
1
egg yolk
1.4 c
cold milk
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice

Step-By-Step

1In a medium bowl, cut shortening into flour, sugar, and salt until the mix looks like cornmeal or small peas.

2In another bowl, slightly beat egg yolk and combine with milk and lemon juice. Add to flour mixture and mix by hand until it forms ball.

3Roll on well-floured pastry cloth with well-floured rolling pin. This pastry maintains its flaky qualities even after being rolled out a number of times.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy