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Pie Crust-Easy As Pie
I love a homemade pie crust. I have had many a family member give me their recipe but this has been the quickest and tastiest that I have used through the years.
Christmas is the time of year that family gathers for many different holiday traditions. Our family has always been active in our Church Christmas Pageant and Vespers music program. For both of these Christmas traditions, families provide food for a potluck or special coffee hour. Many years in the past the Women’s Guild would bring out the silver tea servers. Christmas cookies, punch, finger sandwiches, and Christmas pies were served on long tables. I always looked forward to these services.
Christmas parties also are a time to make pies to share with co-workers or family. And you can not forget Christmas eve dinner and the day of Christmas Dinner. Whatever your plans are for Christmas the best way to keep track of all the planning and shopping is with a well thought out written down plan. I have drafted two different printable to help you keep organized for the holidays.
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Thanksgiving 🦃 is also one the of most popular holidays for baking pie, with Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie being the favorite in our home for years. Now as the children are adults Apple Pie is the pie that disappears first. Here is the link to my post on American Homemade Apple Pie. While you thinking of Thanksgiving 🦃 and Apple Pie, I have a great set of Thanksgiving Meal Planning Printables. Click Here, provide your email and I will get it right to your In Box the Password to the Printable Library. You will also not want to miss my E-Book “Stress-Free Thanksgiving Sides Once and For All” Click here to sign up for your free e-book in the Printable Library.
The ingredients are simple and basic easy to have on hand. With a good rolling pin you love and a favorite pie pan you can make any pie a snap. I did stray to store bought crust for a few years, but now we try to have all of our food be simple and clean.
I love my basic Fire King Deep Pie Baking Dish was my mother’s in the 50″s, you can still use this same traditional pan.
My friend Cindy let me know her secret to the best pie crust. She is to put the ball of dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before you roll it out. She also uses Crisco. Crisco is what I used when I was first married and then tried to use more natural ingredients, but I am going to make another pie this week and use the Crisco and try the cooling the dough for 30 minutes and let you know if there is an improvement.
Items You Will Need:
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Butter or Shortening
- 7 to 8 TLB Ice Cold Water
- Put ice and water in a bowl to use later
- Whisk Flour and Salt in a large bowl
- Cup in the Butter or Shortening with a fork or a Pastry Cutter
- When flour has small pieces of butter or shortening Start adding cold water a TLB at a time until it forms a soft ball of dough.
- On your clean counter top or large cutting board, flour and put dough on to roll.
- Divide the dough in half and roll out two round pie crusts.
- You can also make this and keep it in the refridgerator for 3 days or freeze up to a month.