The best, easiest, tastiest homemade pie crust ever. Perfect for holiday baking.
I am a big fan of finding short cuts for things when it makes sense to do so. But sometimes, sometimes, it is worth the extra effort to make something easy and delicious even better.
Pie crusts for your holiday baking could be done with a shortcut, buy a pre-made crust, or a roll out crust at the grocery store. But in my humble opinion, it is one thing that if you can do it yourself, you should.
Pie crust is not as hard or scary as people think it is. I get it, rolling out, trying to make it even and not have holes in it etc. a little overwhelming to be sure. BUT…with a good rolling pin, a tiny bit of patience, and a few simple ingredients that you will likely find in your pantry, you have not just a carrier for filling, but a light, flaky, delicious pastry for your pie. It elevates the whole thing, and is worth the effort.
So let’s talk about this homemade pie crust…
People have their preferences, some want a butter based pie crust, some want shortening. This one is shortening. While I love a good butter pie crust, for a slab pie, or for holiday baking, this particular crust is my favorite.
The recipe, has been passed down for generations. My grandmother gave it to my mother, my mother gave it to me. It has been part of our holidays for as long as I can remember, and is a recipe that is simple, but effective.
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