Friday, November 28, 2014

Simple pie crust (uses butter instead of shortening)

I forgot to buy shortening so I decided to Google pie crust made without shortening. I came across quite a few recipes using butter and they were all very similar to this. 
After making it this way I probably will never buy shortening again. It was easy fast and delicious.

This makes 1 9 inch Pie crust. 
Double if you need a top crust or are making 2 pies 

In a food processor, pulse the first three ingredients about a minute (pulse, do not turn on full speed)

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
5 1/2 T butter
It should end up feeling  like sand. 

1-3 T water

Add 1T cold water at a time until your pie crust starts to come together. 

Dump out and form into a ball. Do not overwork, if there are stray bits push it into the pie crust dough. 
Wrap in plastic and refrigerate one hour. 

Your piecrust is ready to roll out. If you doubled it cut it in half and roll out your two piecrusts. 
This crust can be prebaked or if your recipe is a baked pie is ready to fill. 

Here's our finished shoofly pies. It's a wet bottom, I will be posting this recipe next. 

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