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Old 01-29-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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Pie Crust?

Hello everyone!

I'm planning on making a pie this weekend that i've never made before, and was wondering if i could actualy make my crust instead of using a pre-made crust from the store like it says to. I've never made a crust before, so i was wondering if there was a good recipe someone could tell me?

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Absolutely... but allow some room for errors. I just tried this with my pumpkin pie that I made at Thanksgiving. I think the problem that I had was not making my dough moist enough. I think it is better to have a dough that is to wet than to dry.

Try this link... I really like how my crust turned out... it was much better than I expected!

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:41 PM   #3
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Sattie, as usual, offered up a good recipe. It's basically what I do. Once you make pie crust a few times, you dont need much of a recipe anymore...
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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It's not as difficult as ou might think. Using a food proessor, it's a snap. Give it a try.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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Sattie, as usual, offered up a good recipe. It's basically what I do. Once you make pie crust a few times, you dont need much of a recipe anymore...
Thanks Jennyema!!!
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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Okay this was a holy disaster.. I clicked on the link you gave sattie, and tried to make one of the crusts, but i don't have a food processor big enough for this.. So i tried to do it in my mixer since it has a "pulse" button.. that absolutely did not work. So i tried 'pulsing' the mixer a little at a time in my tiny food processor, but i don't think that worked.. i put the mixture on the counter and tried to make the "2 discs" like it said, but there weren't any pea sized butter left in it.... i still wrapped them and put them in the fridge.. guess i'll see if i can roll it out in about 30 min... Guess i should just go to the store and buy a pie crust... ***Is there a recipe for a pie crust that dosn't involve a food processor????
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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2 cups of flour
2/3 cup lard (crisco if you'd rather)
5 tbsps very cold water

Use either two knives, a pastry blender or a big fork to blend this together. Put the flour and lard together and cut up until it is pea sized or smaller grain. Then add the water a tbsp at a time (you may only need 4). (Run your hands under cold water first) Pour the water in and mush the dough til it sticks together. Try not to over work it. The less you can handle it the flakier this will be.

Split dough in half. Cover unused portion with plastic wrap. Sprinkle flour on your counter or a cutting board and flour a rolling pin. Roll dough from center to edges until it fits your pie plate. Repeat with other half. Fill with desired filling and crimp edges tightly before baking.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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Thank you Alix.... i will try that now. I hope it still comes out okay.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:29 PM   #9
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You'll do fine. That recipe is pretty hard to muck up. Lordy if I can do it successfully, then so can you!
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You'll do fine. That recipe is pretty hard to muck up. Lordy if I can do it successfully, then so can you!
I KNOW you weren't talking to me!
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