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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pie Dough Recipe

This was my Grandma's pie dough recipe! Great for sweet pies...almost taste like shortbread! Super yummy! Click here to see some money saving ideas for pie dough.

Pie Dough

2 1/4 cups flour
1T sugar
1t salt
1/2 cold butter
8 T shortening
4-5 T ice water

In a food processor (or large bowl) mix together flour, sugar and salt. Scatter pieces of cold butter over the flour mixtures. Cut in butter by doing 1 second pulses with the food processor. Add shortening. Continue pulsing the food processor until coarse pale yellow crumbs form. Slowly add ice water one tablespoon at a time until a ball of dough forms. Turn out onto a large piece of either press n' seal or saran wrap. Form into a ball. Divide into two equal pieces. Wrap each piece in press n' seal. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.

Tip: When working with dough, work with it on press n' seal or saran wrap on the bottom instead of flour. Only lightly flour your rolling pin to keep dough from sticking. Once rolled out to desired thickness, place (while still on press n' seal) back in the refrigerator for at least 15 min. Turn out into pie dish and peal off press n' seal. It will transfer perfectly every time and keep your counter top much cleaner!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I really needed to find a pie crust recipe. Please join me today for Tasty Traditions a recipe meme. Have a wonderful day!


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