I don’t know about you guys, but I have always had a hard time getting the perfect pie crust. You know that buttery, thin and flaky crust. This year for Thanksgiving we went to some friends, and I was asked to bring pies. I was determined to get my crust just perfect this year. My pies were a huge hit at the dinner, and everyone wanted the crust recipe. I decided I needed to share it with all of you, so you can use it.
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cups of butter flavored Crisco
1 1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 cup water
Sift your flour into a large bowl. Add your salt and mix it with the flour. Now put your Crisco on top of the flour and salt. Next you will need your hands not pastry blender. Sift the flour and Crisco together with your hands. Do this until it is all into pea size balls. Now add your water, and use your hands to mix it in as well. The key with this recipe is using your hands.
Now you can roll out your crust for your pies. Be sure you have plenty of counter space to do so. Sprinkle flour on your counter top as well as rolling pin. Roll away until you get a pie pan shape rolled out. Now fold the crust into thirds. This will make it easier to transfer to your pie pan. Once in your pie pan, unfold. You will need a knife to trim your edges. You can now make your edges nice and pretty now. Add your filling. Then add 2 Tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces on top of filling. Cover with top crust. Take one egg and 2 Tablespoons of water and whisk together. Take a pastry brush and brush the top of your pie with it. Sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top as well. Take a knife and insert it in about 5-6 different spot of your top crust so that it can breathe while it cooks. Simple as that! Then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.