Flaky Pie Crust (David Letterman's Mom)

Flaky Pie Crust (david Letterman's Mom) Recipe

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Donna Roth

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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."

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

How to Make Flaky Pie Crust (David Letterman's Mom)

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.

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About Flaky Pie Crust (David Letterman's Mom)

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy