" The Modest Homestead: Aunt Alora's Pie Crust

Aunt Alora's Pie Crust

Since it's pie season I thought I would share with you Aunt Alora's pie crust recipe. It's the best! I make a big batch at one time and freeze them so I'll have them handy. Here's the recipe.

Ingredients:
2 cups very cold butter
4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water

Cut the butter into tiny cubes and put in a kitchen aid mixer bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, sugar and salt and add to the bowl with the butter. Beat the butter together with the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Beat the vinegar and egg together with a fork. Add a 1/2 cup cold water to the egg mixture then add the egg mixture to the rest and mix until moistened. Mold into a ball and separate into four portions. Whatever you're not using right away flatten and divide with wax paper. Cover again with plastic wrap and put it in a freezer bag. This recipe makes four 8" crusts so I roll out what I need for one pie and then freeze the rest. They will last in the freezer for up to a year.

how to make your own pie crust
Flatten your dough ball.

Roll it out with your rolling pin.

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Carefully add it to your pie dish.

Finish edge as desired. {This pie has a crumb topping so the only crust is on the bottom.}

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Cut some slits in the top so the yummy filling can bubble out.

Yum!


Check out the recipe for Crunchy caramel apple pie! It's delicious!





1 comment:

Tracey said...

OK... I now need pie!! :^) I find that perfect crust the hardest thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!