We had a dinner party coming for the quadruple birthday and I needed dessert, but in our little neighborhood, one friend lost their dad and another had their teenage son in a bad car accident. I thought a pie for these families would be a good thing. Once I got started, I thought it would be a good idea to snap pictures of the process. So many of you are afraid of making homemade pie crust and it is SO EASY!
I use a basic recipe that I got in high school. It has never failed me.
Using pastry blender to crumble together the shortening and flour
Add ICE cold water and mix in with a fork[/caption
[caption id="attachment_111" align="alignnone" width="300"] Using a well floured pastry mat, mine is silicone, pat the dough into a nice circle.
Using your pastry mat to help fold the crust, fold into quarters and move to your pie plate.
Unfold crust in pie plate and start crimping the edges to make them pretty! A pretty pie is an eaten pie! We eat with our eyes first!
A close up of using the finger-method to flute your edges.
Completed pie crust! Now it just needs filling . . . I still had pumpkin from November so that was an easy decision!
2 delicious pumpkin pies ready to be baked and sent off to love someone!
Who says you can only have Pumpkin Pie October through December?? Not me!