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Freezer Pie Crust and Snails Recipe

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The trick Deb's mother-In-law (Taffy Gray) taught her in action

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deb Gray

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Pie Crust


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c Flour
1 ¾ c Shortening
1 T Sugar
2 tsp salt
1 T vinegar
1 egg
½ c cold water

Directions:
Directions:
Stir the sugar and salt with the flour and cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Beat the egg , vinegar and water together And add to dry ingredients with a fork til all is moistened.( Don't over mix dough). Divide into 4 parts and shape into balls and flatten slightly. Wrap well in plastic if you wish to freeze for later use. Take out 1 hour before you want to use. May also be stored in the refrigerator for a couple days if you wish.
Bake a single crust at 450 for 8-10 minutes.
*The photo below shows a trick my mother in law taught me for an easy way to get your rolled out crust from the counter to your pie plate. Just roll it up on your rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie plate!

Makes 4 single crusts
 

Snails


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pie crust
Butter
White sugar
Brown sugar
Cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
Roll out crust in rectangle shape. Spread with soft butter. Mix equal parts white and brown sugar and add cinnamon to taste. Spread over butter heavily reserving some to sprinkle on top. Roll up dough like a cinnamon roll and slice. Spoon a little extra sugar mix on top each . Bake at 400. Time will vary based on size and thickness of your slices. Remove when light brown and dough looks baked.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Came across this recipe after years of using Betty Crocker's since I'm usually making several pies or a large batch of “snails” with my pies! Rolls out well and makes a nice flaky crust.

As a child our mom (Mary Thomas) used to give us kids the pie crust scraps to “create” with a little jam or sugar and cinnamon as her mom (Kate Reynolds) did with her. I think we called them scrappy do's? I started doing them cinnamon roll style years ago and John started calling them "snails". I slowly perfected and then started having to make extra crust instead of just using my scraps!

 

 

 

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