Friday, April 26, 2013

Perfect Pie Crust for Any Pie Baked or Cream

I originally posted this pie crust recipe in Honey's Dutch Apple Pie, but I have used it for so many other pies such as Chocolate Banana Cream Pie and Derby Dessert I decided I should post it separately to put it on the Recipe Box page.

Ingredients for Pie Crust:

  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Ice Water
First combine flour and salt.  Then cut in the butter and shortening with a pastry knife or two forks until a crumbly mixture forms.

Add in 4-5 tablespoons of ice water until dough forms.  Next roll into large ball.
Place ball of dough in between floured sheets of wax paper and roll out to desired size.  Remember to go from the middle out until the crust is about 1/8" thick.
Place in pie dish and lightly press down.  Pinch edges to form decorative crust.  Place in freezer for about an hour or until ready to use.  Or you can bake it immediately you are using it for a cream pie.  To use for Cream Pie, preheat oven to 425 and bake for 7-9 minutes.

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