Friday, October 7, 2011

Aunt Alora's Pie Crust

Since it's pie season {really any season is pie season but for some reason I make more pies in colder weather} I thought I would share with you Aunt Alora's pie crust recipe. It's the best! She is actually Matt's aunt but since we're married I'm claiming her as mine too! I make a big batch at one time and freeze them so I'll have them handy! Here is the recipe.

Aunt Alora's Pie Crust:
1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
4 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water

Cream together the shortening and butter. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, sugar and salt and add to the creamed mixture. 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.

Flatten your dough ball.

Roll it out with your rolling pin.

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.}

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

Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie {Recipe coming soon!}

I even use this recipe for chicken pot pie. Yum!

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1 comment:

Tracey said...

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