Wednesday, 7 April 2010

No-Fail Pie Crust

I'm planning on making a homemade meat pie for dinner tonight. One of the things that my kids love is a good pie crust. They may not always care for what I stuff into the pie but they're always a fan of crust. Who isn't?!?

There used to be a wonderful pie crust recipe on the can of Crisco but for some unknown reason they've changed the recipe. It used to have an egg and white vinegar which gave the crust a little zing. This makes a nice, flaky crust that goes well with dessert pies or main dish pies. I've been on the hunt for the original recipe and have found it!

Makes: double pie crust

2 cups white flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup Crisco
1 egg
2 tbsp cold water
1 tsp white vinegar

Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add Crisco; using a pastry blender combine Crisco with flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, water and vinegar. Combine well. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge for about an hour.

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