Elsie’s Pie Crust
November 26, 2015
Since my hubby, Todd, is a huge apple pie fan. I find myself making several throughout the fall season. And when I'm in the grocery store reaching for a "cheater pie crust," I hear Gram's voice ringing in my head, "LT! Don't buy that crap, it's so easy and cheaper to make pie crusts!" This crust freezes well.
- Prep: 30 mins
1Mix flour, baking powder and salt together, gently work lard into flour mixture with finger tips until you have pea size pieces.
2Blend egg, vinegar, water and brown sugar - add to flour mix until stiff dough forms.
3Divide into 4, shape into flat round patties, wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours
4Roll out on a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth.
Dough will keep in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or can be frozen. Note from Loma: I've had success substituting a mix of butter and Crisco for the lard, since I never have lard on hand.