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Delicious Flaky Pie Crust

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Pellet Flavor:  Oak - All-Purpose

Yield: 1 pie crust.  For pies requiring both bottom and top crusts, double recipe 

Ingredients list

  • 1 C flour
  • 1/3 C + 2 Tbsp of shortening or lard.  If using shortening, we recommend butter flavor.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp cold water

Directions

1.  Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.

2.  In a bowl combine 1 C of flour, 1/3 C + 2 Tbsp of shortening or lard and 1/2 tsp of salt.

3.  Cut (don't mix or beat) shortening into flour using either a pastry cutter or two butter knives until they are small pieces cut into flour.

4.  Add 2-4 Tbsp of cold water enough to form a ball.

5.  Flour pastry cloth and roller sock and roll dough on pastry cloth into circle 2-3 inches bigger than bottom of pie pan.

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6. Fold rolled out dough in half by using the pastry cloth.  Then fold pastry into a quarter.  It will be easier to maneuver into pie pan.

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7. Place quartered rolled dough into pan.

8. Unfold quartered dough into a half, and then again into a whole.

9. Trim dough to about 1 inch extending beyond pan.  Roll up excess dough, seal and flute edges.

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10.  Cover pie crust edges with either tin foil or a circular aluminum ring (this one is from Pampered Chef) if you're baking the crust with the filing for over 10 minutes to avoid edges burning.

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11. If there is a top crust, pierce pie crust top to allow air to escape and avoid bubbles.

12. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes if recipe requires a cooked pie crust.  Otherwise, follow pie filling recipe if crust does not require baking first.

 

 

Cook Time: 
10 Minutes

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