a crust recipe for all of your holiday pies
I'm currently waiting for my pie crust to get cold so that I can keep making a pumpkin pie! I love this recipe from lilluna.com because it's super easy and quick - I used it for this Apple Pie Recipe too! Mix a few ingredients together, pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes and go! And I LOVE pie...so now that I've discovered how easy it is and how FUN it can be to make them look beautiful...I'm probably going to make one every holiday!
I like playing around with my pie crust and I was looking for some fall cookie cutters at all of the stores around town and literally every single store is now onto Christmas stuff and anything fall/Thanksgiving related is out the window! Which, normally I completely LOVE getting in the Christmas spirit early, but come on people - can we leave Thanksgiving stuff in stores long enough for those of us who don't want to buy it a month early to actually be able to use it for Thanksgiving?!? I mean literally NOTHING left. It was really annoying!
So I'm going to try and hand-cut what I was going to do with cookie cutters and see if it works out, and hopefully that will be easy because this pie crust is super easy to work with! So enjoy 🙂
- 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup cold water (use ice if necessary)
- 1 TB apple cider vinegar
- Stir the flour and salt together. Gently blend the shortening into the flour mixture with your hands or a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly and chunky. When coarsely mixed, set this mixture aside.
- Beat the egg and cold water together. Add the apple cider vinegar to the egg mixture. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and lightly fold them together. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the water start to absorb. Using your hands again, mix until a dough forms. If it is still too crumbly to become cohesive, add an additional 1-3 tablespoons of cold water. Be careful to not over mix as over working pie crust makes it tough, or add too much water because the dough will become too sticky. When it becomes a workable dough, check to make sure you can see marbling from the shortening—if you can, you’re going to have a yummy, flaky crust.
- Score the dough down the middle with the edge of your hand and pull it apart into two pieces. Shape them into two round discs, wrap them in plastic wrap, and then chill them for one hour in the refrigerator (if you’re in a hurry you can put them in the freezer for half an hour).
recipe by lilluna.com