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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pie Crust

This is my mom's classic recipe... no source to cite here.  I loved her homemade pies despite her protests that they were "only homemade."

  • 1 package (1lb) lard / shortening
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Combine dry ingredients.  In a 1-cup measure, place one egg and 1 Tbsp white vinegar and then fill to the brim with ice-cold water. Blend with a fork.  Mix lightly into flour mixture and squeeze components together briefly to form a cohesive ball. Seal in a plastic bag and refrigerate at least an hour before handling.  You can store leftover dough in the freezer for use later. 

Then go ahead and make pies, pies, tarts, pies, and more pies!  I have always loved pies more than cakes - my birthday parties defied convention... my poor childhood friends were expecting cake and were usually disappointed. 


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