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Raveling Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathie Raveling
Added: Sunday, February 13, 2011

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons butter flavored Crisco
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
9 tsp. cold water

Directions:
Directions:
Combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut Crisco into flour mixture using pastry knife or two table knives, until pea size balls form. Add 6 tsp. water and gently toss with a fork until little pastry lumps begin to stick together. Add remaining water one tsp. at a time, until large pastry ball forms. You may need more or less water, depending upon humidity.

Divide pastry ball into two equal size parts. Sprinkle flour on counter top. Coat rolling pin with flour. Gently roll out one crust, app. 1/8 inch thick. Flip crust over and roll in opposite direction. Carefully fold crust into quarters and place in pie tin.

(If this will be a single crust pie, prick the bottom of the unfilled shell with a fork before baking. Bake single crust for 15 minutes @ 425 degrees.)

Add filling to bottom crust. Roll out the top crust the same way you did the bottom one. Carefully fold into quarters and place on top of filling. Pinch edges of crust together. Brush crust with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar. Cut vents into top of crust.

Bake according to the directions with the filling.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Donís absolute favorite dessert is pie and his Mom was a champion pie maker. As a new bride I used a different recipe for the first pie I made. It was an absolute disaster! You could scoop the filling out from between the crusts, which remained standing. After switching to her recipe (and practice, practice, practice!!!), I learned to make crusts as good as his Momís. Now both of my daughters (Lauren and Jen) use the recipe and make crusts better than mine!

 

 

 

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