30 Days of Christmas – Day 13 – Homemade Pie Crust

Profile_30docLots of pies are being made this time of year. You can buy refrigerated at the grocery store, but like I always say, “Homemade is always worthwhile.” ThisĀ is a no-fail recipe made easily with ingredients usually found in most kitchens. Be sure to use cold water and keep well-wrapped until ready to use.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cold water*

Directions:

  1. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.
  2. Shape dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.

NOTE: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.

*Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.

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