Pie Crust... and a rant about Derek's awesome mom.

Is it weird that one of my major life goals is to be as awesome as Derek's mom? If it is then I guess I'm weird, but I think most of you guys already knew that. But now I think I need to explain myself a little. So Derek's mom bakes homemade white bread, grows her own vegetables, has the most abundant food storage I've ever seen, and can make practically anything in the world. So, I'm kind of secretly obsessed with her... and by secretly I mean everyone probably knows except her... which is good cause she would probably give me a funny look next time I saw her if she knew. Anyways getting to the heart of the matter...

A couple months ago I wanted to bake an apple pie for our friend Evan. I totally cheated though and got a pre-made crust from the store and a can of apple pie filling and then put the two together... and then it came out a burned terrible mess. Then Derek Said to me, "My mom always makes her own crust..." Of course she does, cause she's amazing! So I wanted to make a pumpkin pie for my final pumpkin recipe of the season! (also it's the last can of pumpkin we have and I'm not allowed to buy more...) So... I decided to go all natural and make my own crust... And here it is!
cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • tablespoons granulated sugar
  • tablespoons ice cold water

  • Directions:Mix all ingredients together. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. The longer the dough chills the easier it will be to roll out. Take out your dough and roll dough thin to about 1/8 inch and place in your pie pan. With a fork poke holes around the bottom and the sides of the crust. This will help make sure that the bottom of the crust bakes. Put crust back in the refrigerator to rest for 10 minutes. Letting your crust rest will help keep it from shrinking during the cooking process.
  • recipe from: here

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    1 comment

    1. woah! I've never even considered making a pie crust. It takes series baking skills!