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Old 01-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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I need help to prepare a pie

I want to know... what can I do to make a good pie dough? Thanks


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Old 01-04-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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if making a crisco dough, the h2o should be chilly, & be very gentle w/ your dough so its flaky & tender~

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here's the one I love and use most often for a perfectly tender, flakey crust:

Crust for one 9 pie plate
1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed (I usually cube it and then toss it in the freezer for a bit)
3-4 tablespoons cold milk or half-and-half
Combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until there are pea-sized (or smaller) pieces of butter.

Gradually pour the milk in, one tablespoon at a time while stirring the mixture.

Grasp the dough (still in the bowl) and mix with your hands, gently.

Place dough on heavily floured countertop, put flour over entire rolling pin surface and roll it out, gently until its about inch thick and large enough for your pie pan.

Carefully, with a spatula to keep the dough from sticking to the counter, roll the dough around the rolling pin then roll it out over the greased pie plate.

Cut off excess (about 2 from edge of plate), fold 1 under and flute the edges with your fingers.

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by joha76 View Post
I want to know... what can I do to make a good pie dough? Thanks
Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts - best thing I've ever used.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
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Hey thanks, now I try to do. I dont why my dough always is fragile and I can found the correct form to blend.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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My grandmother's pie crust:

~1-1/2 c flour (put in the freezer for about 2 hours)
1/4 c lard + 1/4 cup crisco
5 tablespoons ice water
1 T vinegar

Mix, and roll on floured board.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:43 PM   #7
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World's easiest and flakiest pie crust

In a 9-inch pie plate, combine:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
1/2 cup oil (I used veg. oil)

Mix all ingredients till flour disappears. With your fingers, spread the crust mixture evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Flute the edge if desired and fill with your favorite filling and bake. Or, prick the crust and bake to desired doneness and fill. This makes a very flakey pie crust.
(Recipe found in the Penzey's spice catalog for November--www.penzeyspice.com

Here is what the recipe would be for "1/4th more" recipe....

1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons AP flour
1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons + 2 1/4 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oil

This is my all favorite way to make a pie crust.


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