November 25, 2009

I made my pies this morning! Do you have your pie crust recipe ready?

I'm working from home today as I have not only a strict deadline for budgets and financial information to be emailed to the Board, but we have my 81 year old father-in-law visiting and I'm trying to get the pies made for tomorrow. Two down and 1 to go!

I was making the pie crust this morning and instead of digging it out of my files I brought up my website to find it quickly and easily... yeah, right. The search feature through the Blogger labels leave something to be desired and the site-search I have to the right through Google is ok, but I noticed many things don't come up as they should. I'm sure it has to do with the caching of the site... but suffice to say that I decided I had better put my pie crust recipe back up again so I can (and you!) can find it quickly and easily!

Pie Crust made with a Food Processor
(I've used this one since October of 1997 and love it!)

2 c flour
1 t salt
3/4 c shortening/butter mixture
4-5 T ice water

Combine flour and salt in your food processor using the S-blade. Add shortening and/or butter. I like a mixture of both to equal 3/4 c. This allows for a tender flaky crust with good flavor. Pulse the machine until it's a crumb mixture. Add the ice water by tablespoons, drizzling and running just until the dough comes together to form a ball. Stop the machine and divide the dough into 2 - wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate an hour or until needed.

Work on a floured surface to roll the disc out two inches larger than the pie you need it for. Use a spatula to fold in half then into quarters. Gently transfer to the pie place, open the folds and press to feet. You can brush the top with beaten egg white if you prefer.

I like a mixture of butter and shortening

Once it forms a ball, stop the machine
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