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cornmeal pie crust

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Chris T.
East Hampton, NY

I like this pie crust for apple and pumpkin pie and I am sure it would compliment most pies.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 pie crust(or one top and one bottom crust)

Ingredients For cornmeal pie crust

  • 2 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    very cold butter,cut into cubes
  • 1/4 c
    very cold shortening,cut into cubes
  • 8-10 Tbsp
    very cold apple cider(or you can use water if you like)

How To Make cornmeal pie crust

  • 1
    Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Cut butter and shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas. Push mixture to 1 side of bowl.
  • 3
    Drizzle 1 Tbsp. apple cider along edge of mixture in bowl. Using a fork, gently toss a small amount of flour mixture into cider just until dry ingredients are moistened; move mixture to other side of bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining cider and flour mixture.
  • 4
    Gently press dough into two flat disks. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 24 hours.
  • 5
    TIPS when ready to fill and bake: Place 1 Cornmeal Crust Dough disk on a lightly floured piece of wax paper; sprinkle dough lightly with flour. Top with another sheet of wax paper. Roll dough to about 1/8-inch thickness (about 11 inches wide).
  • 6
    Remove and discard top sheet of wax paper. Starting at 1 edge of dough, wrap dough around rolling pin, separating dough from bottom sheet of wax paper as you roll. Discard bottom sheet of wax paper. Place rolling pin over a 9-inch glass pie plate, and unroll dough over pie plate. Gently press dough into pie plate.
  • 7
    Roll remaining Cornmeal Crust Dough disk as directed in Step 5, rolling dough to about 1/8-inch thickness (13 inches wide). Remove and discard wax paper, and place dough over filling; fold edges under, sealing to bottom crust, and crimp.