Pie Crust

½ cup cold lard
¼ tsp. salt
1½ cup flour

Mix together.  Add 3 T. very cold water.  Be sure to flour your paper before rolling.  Brush edges of crust with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, if desired.  Bake at 350° for 40 minutes, or until slightly browned.


This is a precious recipe to me.  My grandmother worked in a bakery before she married my grandfather and she perfected her pies there.  She made the best pies ever, which nobody can argue with, because she died this last October so there won’t be anymore of her original pies to compare with anyone else’s.  Although, she passed on the pie-making gene to my sister, so now my sister makes the best pies and I’ll fight anyone who says she doesn’t.

My grandma never followed a recipe for her incredibly flaky pie crusts.  But when she taught me to make it she wrote down her best guesses at amounts.  Her instructions were minimal, and I’m going to leave them that way, because pie making is an art that should be practiced over and over again until perfection is achieved.  So, I wish you luck.

20181216_174159

The picture at the top of the post is a recent example of my sister’s handiwork.

 

Advertisements
Posted by:anessamarie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s