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Auntie M's Pie Pastry Recipe

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This recipe for Auntie M's Pie Pastry, by , is from Eating with the Wolf Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Aunt Martha Wolf Ginn
Added: Tuesday, February 3, 2009


2 crust pie pastry:

1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 c Canola oil
3 T ice water

1 crust pie pastry:

1 c plus 2 T flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c Canola oil
2 T ice water

Using pastry blender, mix flour, salt and oil. Add ice water and blend just enough to mix in the water. Overmixing makes tough crust. The less you handle crust the better it tastes. For one-crust pie clean out bowl with the ball of dough and place on waxed paper to roll out crust. (Wipe countertop with wet dishcloth to make waxed paper stay put.) Put another sheet of wax paper on top of dough and roll into round the size needed to fit pie plate. For the pre-baked one-crust bake at 450 for 12 - 15 min. Take fork and and poke holes in crust all around sides and bottom before slipping into pre-heated oven.

For 2-crust pies, use about 2/3 of the ball of dough for the bottom crust. When rolling the second crust to place on top of fruit filling, cut slits in crust before transferring to the pie. Rub water around edge of bottom crust to help the second crust seal when fluting edges. Take the wax paper and turn upside down onto pie for easy transfer. Fruit pies need to bake 45 min. to 1 hour.




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