Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pie Crust

Here comes pie season!

Grammy Gertie eventually came around to endorsing the use of pre-made pie crust... but there was a time when she made all her pie crusts from scratch.

Flaky Pastry Shells

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 ts salt
2/3 cup shortening
3 TB cold water

-Sift together flour and salt
-Cut in 1/3 cup shortening
-Add enough water to hold ingredients in ball
-Wrap in waxed paper, chill slightly
-Roll out 1/4" thick, spread with 1/3 remaining shortening
-Fold to make 3 layers, turn, spread with shortening, repeat 2x
-Wrap in wax paper and chill.

Makes 6 medium pie crusts.

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