Fool-Proof Pie Crust

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Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

When I was younger, I had a terrible time making pie crust. I figured that I was just always going to have to use either frozen or ready-made pie crusts. My mother-in-law gave me a cookbook that was compiled of recipes from local busineses and churches in her neighborhood. I found this wonderful pie crust recipe and have never had to buy a ready-made one since. This pie crust comes out with a nice, flaky texture and tastes great. I have been making this crust for 20+ years and never had it to fail. Hope it works as well for y'all, happy baking!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Make top and bottom crust for one 9" to 10" pie
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    lard or shortening
  • 1/2 c
    cold milk (milk must be very cold)
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar

How to Make Fool-Proof Pie Crust

Step-by-Step

  1. In large bowl, mix flour and salt together. Cut shortening/lard into flour and salt mixture using usual pastry method.
  2. Put vinegar into very cold milk, mix well and add to flour mixture. Knead into a smooth ball. If mixture seems dry, you may add a few drops of ice water. Cover and chill at least 2 hours until ready to use.
  3. TIPS: Do not over-handle your pie crust, as this can make crust tough. Make sure milk is very cold. Thoroughly chill dough before using.

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About Fool-Proof Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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