My Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

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My Flaky Pie Crust

gaynel mohler

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@gaynel

this is a tender, flaky crust. I'd tried many crust recipes this is the one I always fall back on. It is delicate, so I roll it up onto the rolling pin to transfer to the pie pan.


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Serves:

2 crust pie

Prep:

20 Min

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
2/3 c
vegetable shortening
2 Tbsp
melted butter
5 Tbsp
ice cold water
1 Tbsp
vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
sift dry ingredients together.
2
cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork until coarse crumbs.
3
add melted butter and stir in
4
blend in cold water, with vinegar mixed into it. make sure water is cold from refrigerator.
5
divide dough into 2 balls.
6
roll out one ball to desired size to fit pie pan. roll up on to pin to transfer to pan.
7
put filling in pie crust, and repeat with second ball of dough, making slits for air to escape.
8
for a "baker's" look. brush milk over top crust and sprinkle with small amount of sugar before baking. makes top crust "sweet and crispy" and looks great.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies