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Mom's Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rosemarie Fahey
Added: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup flour
tsp salt
cup unsalted butter
cup vegetable shortening
tsp grated orange peel
2 tbsp cold orange juice

Directions:
Directions:
1. Sift flour and salt into a medium bowl. Cut in butter and shortening, then add orange peel. Blend with a pastry blender until the texture of coarse crumbs.
2. Using a fork, cut orange juice into flour mixture to form a soft dough. (Do not overwork; Remember - respect for the ingredients.) Refrigerate one hour before using.
3. Roll dough out quickly on a lightly floured board. Lightly flour the top of the dough. With rolling pin, roll back and forth with firm but gentle pressure to start the dough moving. With a firm even stroke and always rolling away from you, start just below the center of the dough and roll within an inch if the far edge. Lift dough and turn it at a slight angle. Continue lifting, turning and rolling as necessary, sprinkling board and top of dough lightly with flour to prevent sticking. (Too much flour will make a tough crust.) Roll into a circle 1/8 inch thick and 2 inches larger than your pie pan. Reverse the dough onto the rolling pin and unroll it over the pie tin. (Dough should be used as soon as it has been rolled out, so that it will not soften). Trim off excess, leaving inch dough all around. Gently lift the edges of the dough and turn under. Press to make an even rounded rim.
4. Preheat oven to 425. Prick crust with fork. Line with lightly buttered aluminum foil filled with dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove foil and beans. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more, being careful not to burn. If bubbles form, press down.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For crisper crust, brush lightly beaten egg white over the inside of your uncooked pie crust.

 

 

 

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