Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust

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Debbie Sue

By
@DSNjustpinchme

This is my grandma's recipe. She was known for her pies. This crust is so light and flaky. Just delicious! My change to this recipe is my rolling technique. I roll between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Grandma rolled on a floured board. But it works for me!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
9 inch pie
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar
1 c
crisco
1
egg, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
cold water

How to Make Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
    Using a pastry blender (or 2 knives), cut in the Crisco, until pea size pieces form.
  • 2Add egg, lemon juice, and water, one tablespoon at a time.
    Toss with a fork until dough will form a ball.
    Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • 3Divide dough in half, and form two, 5 inch discs.

    Roll a disc between 2 sheets of lightly floured parchment paper, to desired size.
  • 4Carefully place rolled dough into a 9" pie plate.
    Fill with fruit filling, and top with remaining rolled dough.
  • 5Trim, fold, and crimp edges.
    Cut a few vents in the top of the pie.
    Bake at 425 degrees, for 40 to 50 minutes.

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About Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom