I made this blueberry pie for our Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit, every one loved it.
Step 1: Supples
You are going to need ..................
Pie pan-- 9-inch
Filling ( any kind of filling would work)
Step 2: Mixing Together Pie Crust
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening/ lard/ butter
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
In the mixing bowl stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening ( lard or butter will work) until the pieces are the size of peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gentily toss with a fork. Push to the side of the bowl. Repeat until all is moistened. Form dough into balls.
Step 3: Rolling the Pie
On a lightly floured surface, flatten dough with hands, using the rolling pin you have to roll from center to edges. Roll until it is about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry around the round the rolling pin. Unroll onto the 9-inch pie pan, being careful not to stretch the pastry.
Step 4: Oven
Set oven to 425 degrees F.
Step 5: Trimming the Crust
Trim the edge, but leave1/2 inch from the edge of the pie pan. Fold the rest under the pie.This gives the pie a little more stability. Now you are going to want to do a fluted shape on the edge. Do not prick. I put the pie crust in the oven for about 5 minutes while I got the filling and top ready. For the top, you are going to have to make another batch of the pastry.
Step 6: Filling
Take the pie out of the oven and place it on a pot holder. Pour the filling in the pie. ( I just used HyVee blueberry filling, but you can use any kind that you want.)
Step 7: Top
Roll the separate ball out like you did for the crust. Now you are going to have to cut 1/2 inch lines through it. You are going to need about 15 to 20 strips. Lay one strip across the center of the pie, then lay another one perpendicular to the first. That is you first cross. Continue to do this weave until your pie is covered. Trim the edges of the strips off, to be even with the edge of the pie. Put it back in oven for 50 minutes or until it is golden brown. Enjoy!