When Carl and I first got married he informed me that he didn’t like pie crust. What???? What kind of person doesn’t like pie crust?
I’m happy to report that has all changed. Several years ago an acquaintance shared her pie crust recipe with me and it totally changed his mind. (recipe at the end of post)
This is a great crust for both sweet and savory pies. We made some turkey pot pie the other night for dinner with it. For the filling I basically made a turkey soup, similar to chicken soup, but used frozen mixed veggies since I found a random bag during our Operation: Clean Out the Freezer week. I also thickened it up with some arrow root powder.
Since there’s a lot of us, and we really like pot pie, I use a 9X13 pan instead of a pie pan. I used about half the pie crust for the bottom and sides and the other half for the top. After putting on the top crust, I used a fork and lightly punched some holes in the top to vent it.
Then I baked it until it was golden brown and the filling was bubbling.
Pie Crust Recipe
2 ½ cups sifted flour (we use freshly milled whole wheat pastry flour)
½ cup shortening (can use solid coconut oil or even more butter)
½ cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 egg 1 tsp white vinegar
¼ cup cold water
This is a great recipe to make in a food processor or stand mixer.
Cut shortening (or coconut oil) and butter into flour and salt. In a small bowl, beat eggs, mix with water and vinegar. Combine egg mixture with dry ingredients Works best if all ingredients are cold.
Each batch makes 2 pie crusts. We make a lot at one time, like 8-10 batches.
We take the batch and divide it into two balls, wrap them with plastic wrap and then put them in zip lock bags and freeze them. When we want to make a pie, we just take the crusts out of the freezer and put it into the refrigerator to thaw (who am I kidding? We never think of pie until way after lunch so I usually just thaw it on the counter. I know that sounds bad, but we’re still alive.)
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