Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grandma's Pie crust

No one usually asks for my pie crust recipe since the one time I cheated and used premade ones from the store and didn't know to take the wax paper out. My family was picking paper out of a very soggy apple pie. That being said my daughter and her husband are hosting friends for Thanksgiving and she is asking for some recipes. So here goes my mother's pie crust recipe.
Pie crust
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup crisco shortening
4 to 5 Tblsp cold water
sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until pea sized pieces form. Sprinkle water a Tblsp at a time mix gently repeat until all is moistened. Roll into a ball. Let rest several minuets. Divide dough in half. Roll out into a round shape. Always roll from the center out. Roll up onto rolling pin and tranfer to pie pan.

For top of crust just before baking brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Apple Pie filling
5-7 large tart apples (mixed varieties work best)
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 Tablespoons butter
pare apples and slice, mix sugar, flour, salt,spices pour over apples and mix to coat. Fill pie pan, dot with butter, top with crust. Freeze if making ahead. Take out of freezer and brush crust and sprinkle sugar. Bake fresh or  frozen pie at 400 degrees 50 minuets. Until golden brown and bubbling.

tip: put cookie sheet under pies to keep them from dripping in oven and smoking.

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