Monday, May 28, 2012

Grandma's Secret Pie Crust


For some reason nothing reminds me of summer more than a lemon meringue pie.  I had this pie crust recipe that I have wanting to try and a bunch of lemons and eggs in the fridge...soooo why not! 


The pie crust recipe.....good!  It was nice and flaky but not my favorite. I didn't use all shortening, I used half shortening and half butter.  The next pie crust I try I want to make it with leaf lard...if I can ever find the darn stuff!!  



Grandma's Secret Pie Crust
allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with two butter knifes.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.
  3. Roll out dough, and fit into two 9 inch pie pans.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 12 minutes.

The recipe for the lemon meringue pie I used is here.



I continue my quest for the perfect pie crust....one day I will find it!
Enjoy!

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  3. This is beautiful. Love to have a slice of this.

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