Enjoy this delicious pie crust recipe and choose your own filling for a perfect dessert!
AuthorRegina | Leelalicious
3/4cupvegetable shorteningfor more natural flavor I replaced half with butter
2 1/4cupsall-purpose flour
3/4cupcold waterI put ice cubes in the water glass
Place shortening (and butter), flour, and salt in a mixing bowl. With a fork, or pastry blender if you have, work together the ingredients to a crumbly mixture. One tablespoon at a time use only as much water as needed to keep together. Cover and place in fridge for at least half an hour.
Roll out 2/3 of the dough about 1/2 inch larger than the rim of the pan. Place the filling into the shell.
Roll out last third into a 9" circle (diameter of the pan). Cut out a hole in the middle, this will allow steam from the filling to escape during the baking process. Place onto the filling, fold over excess from the first crust and seal with a fork.
Since my filling was already cooked, the pie only had to bake until the filling was heated and the crust golden brown. This can be achieved at higher heat (400F) for about half an hour. It will depend on your filling, so keep an eye on your crust.
Enjoy (preferably warm) with a scoop of ice-cream or whipped topping!