Note to chef: Optional Piecrust Recipe (2 pies)
2 1/8 c. sifted all purpose white flour
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. chilled shortening
6-7 Tbsp. ice water
Mix all together. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 mins. before rolling out.
After rolling pie dough out on plastic wrap, transport onto pie tins, crimp edges and return back to the refrigerator until dough is cold. Bake piecrust @ 500 for 7-8 mins.
Note to my sister Michelle S, from Cynthia S: I made this pie 11/25/15 and added 3/4c. Crisco ( instead of 2/3c. for piecrust, so that dough would easily roll out) and then I used the the usual 4 Tbsp salted butter for pie filling (reminder: this makes 2 pies) . Mother thought pies were slightly on the oily side after sticking a toothpick in them in the oven. Yet, when pie cooled, they seemed perfectly fine. Perhaps, next time, go back to 2/3 crisco and try 3 Tbsp butter for filling? Or, try a butter piecrust recipe which I'll post soon. Also, please let me know if you ever find a fabulous gluten free piecrust recipe. Enjoy! ❤️