Introduction: Secret to a Flaky Pie Crust
A flaky pie crust doesn't have to be intimidating . . .
Step 1: Ingredients:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
½ cup Shortening
½ tsp. Salt
4 Tbs. Ice Water
Combine flour and salt in a bowl and mix.
Mix in shortening with fingers until combined and crumbly.
Add ice water until just combined (do not over mix).
Roll out on a floured cloth with a sleeve on your rolling pin (cover your sleeve with flour too).
Put pie crust into pie pan.
Work as much of the crust into the pan as you can (this prevents it from shrinking while baking).
Cut off any excess around the edge, fold under and make decorative edge of your choice.
And now the secret to a flaky pie crust . . . with a fork poke holes and I mean poke a LOT of holes.
Don’t forget to go up the sides.
If you just need a cooked crust, bake at 425 degrees for 14 – 16 minutes until golden brown.
If you are making a cooked pie, put your crust in the oven (425 degrees) and bake until it becomes dull (watch closely).
Fill your crust with your filling, lower the temperature to whatever your recipe calls for and continue to cook as instructed.