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Old 04-26-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Looking for a good pie dough recipe...

I'm looking for a good pie dough recipe. Maybe a few. I just got off the CCC (Choclate Chip Cookie) thread, so that made me reflect; there must be dough recipes that will give you crisp thin, puffy, etc?

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Old 04-26-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Brian mine is as follows.

Makes enough for top and bottom of one pie.

2/3 cup lard
2 cups flour
4-5 tbsp cold water

Place lard and flour in bowl, cut the lard until it resembles coarse crumbs and then add the water. Use only enough to stick the dough together. Roll out half and place in pie tin.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:06 PM   #3
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Brian mine is as follows.

Makes enough for top and bottom of one pie.

2/3 lard
2 cups flour
4-5 tbsp cold water

Place lard and flour in bowl, cut the lard until it resembles coarse crumbs and then add the water. Use only enough to stick the dough together. Roll out half and place in pie tin.

Hi Alix;

Ignorance is the tool of creativity so please bare.
  1. What is meant by 2/3? does it mean 2/3rds of a pound?
  2. Is lard the best fat for pie crusts? There are many health issues surounding lard, but if I understand correctly, if you want a nice crust... You use the lard... Correct?

You may or may not feel comfortable answering the second question. If that's the case please scip it.

I've taken note of you recipe.
Thanks a ton!
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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This is my grandma's recipe. I always get compliments on it.

Grandma's Pie Crust

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold milk
1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients into pie plate.
Combine oil and milk in a cup, whip with fork and pour over flour mix.
Mix with fork until moustened.
Press into pie plate and bake for 10 minutes.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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Here is one I have used with success and no one knows what's in it. It turns out flaky and delicious.

1 pack of cream cheese (8 oz)
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups of flour

Put this all in a bowl and mix it all together (you can use your Kitchenaid as well). It should all come together without any water but if you need some add a tsp at a time until it comes together.

Wrap in Plastic wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

Roll and use accordingly. It makes enough for a 9 inch pie crust with some leftovers to do some lattice or other decorations on the top,
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:29 PM   #6
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Thanks Michelemarie, I'm not that familiar with backed good, as I am a boulanger articanal, but I think that is a pie shell, am I correct?

Thanks for the recipe. Thanks Grandma!
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:36 PM   #7
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This one looks very nice too. If I double this I can make my tortiers (French Canadian meat pie - usually made during the winter holidays) with this...

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:33 AM   #8
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Brian...sorry! 2/3 CUP lard. And yes, lard IS the best for pie crusts. IMO I would prefer to use the most natural ingredients I can get. I know lard isn't the best in terms of health. BUT...I think stuff like Crisco is worse.
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Brian...sorry! 2/3 CUP lard. And yes, lard IS the best for pie crusts. IMO I would prefer to use the most natural ingredients I can get. I know lard isn't the best in terms of health. BUT...I think stuff like Crisco is worse.
I don't understand why I can't see this post on the thread, but I did recieve it in the message sent to me by the system.

Anyway, I agree with you on the Crisco and I suppose that we have to just do a bit of a balancing act if we want to eat well and have our desert, so to speak.
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Bri, here is an old thread about tourtiere. would be interested in how your recipe is the same or differs.

Tourtiere - Canadian French Meat Pie
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