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How to Bake Mom’s Classic Pie Crust

Tried and true, mom’s pie crust is strong enough for any filling, yet light, flaky classicpiecrust.jpgand delicious…Perfect for Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie, Christmas Lemon Meringue, and everything in between! ~ Kimberly Turner

How to Bake Mom’s Classic Pie Crust:

Type: Dessert Recipe

Serve with: any pie filling
Yield: 3 large pie shells

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar – packed, if you are making a pie crust that is sweet.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg

Instructions:

  1. How to Bake Mom's Classic Pie Crust - cookingwithkimberly.comPut flour, shortening, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry dough blender, cut the shortening into the flour into pea sized pieces.
  3. Beat egg in a small bowl.
  4. Add liquids and egg to flour mixture and mix thoroughly with a fork.
  5. Half the dough, make discs and wrap in plastic wrap to cool for at least 1 hr.
  6. After about 1 hr, roll out dough and line pie plate.
  7. Follow recipe for your particular pie to see if you should par-bake crust or not. If you’re baking it, it will take between 10 – 14 min or until golden brown.

This is a staple recipe for Mom’s Classic Pie Crust you’ll use over & over again for your pastry needs.

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I hope you enjoyed this Pastry Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!


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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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