For those of you who have struggled with pie dough...here's the perfect recipe. I got this from a friend in California a few years ago and I've never found one I like better than this. It turns out perfect for me every time. I figured with the holidays approaching and pie baking time right around the corner, this little gem might come in handy for ya.
Christie's Pie Dough
2 cups flour
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
shortening into 1 and 2/3’s cup of flour and the salt until mixture
looks crumbly. Mix 1/3 cup milk and remaining 1/3 cup flour into a paste
and mix into flour/shortening mixture. Combine until it comes together
but do not overmix as the dough will be tough. Gather into a round and
wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out to desired
size and place in pie plate.
This dough makes one large pie shell or can be cut in half to make two small pie shells.
This dough freezes very well and can be doubled easily.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!