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flaky pie crust (david letterman's mom)

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Recipe by
Donna Roth
Wilmington, DE --> Lake Forest, CA

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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Ingredients For flaky pie crust (david letterman's mom)

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

How To Make flaky pie crust (david letterman's mom)

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, cut shortening into flour, sugar, and salt until the mix looks like cornmeal or small peas.
  • 2
    In 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.
  • 3
    Roll 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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