NEVER-FAIL PIE CRUST

NEVER-FAIL PIE CRUST
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Serves: MAKES TWO 9" CRUSTS
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Ingredients

1 lb lard or shortening
4 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

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Loretta Jasper Recipe
Full Flavored
Hope, ID (pop. 86)
shadowbaddo
Member Since Mar 2013
Loretta's notes for this recipe:
WE HAD A NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR TO US AND SHE WAS ALWAYS BAKING, ONE OF HER SPECIALITIES WAS PIE, AND OMG WAS HER CRUST EVER INCREDIBLE..

SOME YEARS WENT BY AND OUR FAMILY MOVED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER...I DID GET HER RECIPE ONE DAY WHEN WE WENT FOR A VISIT, IT'S A VERY GOOD RECIPE AND AND JUST LIKE THE NAME, IT IS A NEVER-FAIL PIE CRUST...FLAKY ALL THE TIME
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Directions

1
PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 450 DEGREES...

MIX ALTOGETHER WELL...(NOTE: YOU CAN USE EITHER LARD OR SHORTENING, BUT THE LARD REALLY MAKES THE PIE CRUST RICH AND FLAKY, I PREFER THE LARD, ...AND YOU CAN HEAR MY ARTERIES SLAMMING SHUT AS WE SPEAK...LMAO)...ACTUALLY, I HAVE USED HALF LARD AND HALF SHORTENING
2
BEAT 1 EGG IN A MEASURING CUP...ADD 4 TSP VINEGAR TO THE EGG...FILL THE CUP UP WITH "COLD" WATER UNTIL THE EGG, VINEGAR, AND WATER MEASURE 3/4 FULL
3
MIX WITH THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS, AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO HANDLE THE DOUGH, IT WON'T GET TOUGH...(YOU MIGHT WANT TO ROLL YOUR DOUGH OUT ON A PASTRY CLOTH) AND ACTUALLY, YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO ROLE THE DOUGH, YOU CAN JUST PRESS THE DOUGH INTO YOUR PANS WITH YOUR FINGERS, JUST REMEMBER THERE IS ENOUGH DOUGH FOR 2 CRUSTS
4
PRICK THE SHELL ALL OVER WITH A FORK,... YOU CAN PRE-BAKE YOUR PIE SHELL FOR 10 MINUTES,.... LET COOL AND FILL WITH WHATEVER PIE FILLING OF YOUR CHOICE...AND THEN BAKE AS USUAL

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user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Oct 29, 2011
I only use lard for my crusts. Lard isn't as bad as we think plus, we shouldn't be eating the WHOLE pie anyways :) I'm going to try this recipe as it is slightly different from mine, thanks for posting!
user Loretta Jasper shadowbaddo - Oct 29, 2011
You are so right Kristin, my mom, grama and my aunts all used lard, it makes the best pie crusts, and biscuits as well...and you are welcome...
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Oct 29, 2011
thank you thank you Loretta; I will definitely try this!!!
user Loretta Jasper shadowbaddo - Oct 29, 2011
You are a sweet lady Stephanie, and you are welcome....good luck !!! by the way, I want to try something...I'm still learning what what on here.. WEINERS BAVARIAN ....okay, Stephanie, check out this link for another one of my recipes...it's really good
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Oct 29, 2011
I sure will; sounds very interesting! Thanks Loretta!!!! You are a sweet lady too!!!

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