If there is one thing in this world that I love to make, it’s pies.
I have actually been known to hide blackberry pies in the kitchen cupboards before just so I don’t have to share them. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a pie that I didn’t like.
For the last 10 years or so I’ve been using what I like to call the “perfect pie crust” recipe.
Yes it has shortening. Yes shorting is bad for you. But the way I see it, almost everything I eat is pretty healthy, so if I want to make a delicious pie using my all time favorite pie crust recipe, I’m totally going to do it.
After all, most pies have fruit right?
Here is my favorite pie crust recipe, I hope you like it. I sure do!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold water
Combine pie crust ingredients together, divide in half, roll into a ball, use the palm of your hand to flatten crust to about 1 inch. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Roll out 1 crust and line a pie plate with it.
If you are thinking about making a decorative crust, check out my Favorite Pie Recipes for some ideas.
Looking for more pie recipes? Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie* By Ken Haedrich rocks! The book has great reviews and it has 300 pie recipes in it to keep you busy all year long.