For some reason, making PIES seemed like a daunting task to me.
It wasn't until we moved away from family, that I felt determined to conquer the pie making fear!
And heaven forbid buying a pie...or premade pie crusts! :)
Turns out, it's very simple...
And comes with some very rich rewards!
Step 1: Recipe
Here's the standard Pie crust recipe I use.
2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of shortening
1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon of salt
(you can make 2 pie shells or 1 covered pie with this recipe)
Cut ingredients together with pastry blender or fork.
Do not over handle or mix in a mixer.
Do not blend more than necessary...just enough to incorporate the ingredients.