PIE CRUST (EXCELLENT)

Lastly, readers, let me share my favorite recipe for pie crust.  I love this recipe!!!

PIE CRUST (EXCELLENT)

12 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening

6 -8 tablespoons ice water (about 1/2 cup)

Directions

  1. Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture
  2. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix.
  3. Add the butter and shortening.
  4. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas.
  5. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball.
  6. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Cut the dough in half.
  9. Roll each piece on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn’t stick to the board.
  10. Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan, and unfold to fit the pan.
  11. Repeat with the top crust.

I hope your family and friends consider you one of the best holiday cooks this season.  With these recipes, you cannot miss!  I also hope your holiday time will be one to remember, shared with family and friends. I send my best to you and yours, with deep appreciation for your following, “Among Ourselves.”  Thank you, one and all.



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