pie, glorious pie

I, myself, am a lover of pie. I remember my mom making pies on our kitchen counter as a child and using some choice words trying to get that dough into to pie plate. Now a mother myself, having tempted to make pies for a number or years have thought those choice words myself as I try pie dough recipe after pie dough recipe. After years and years of trying new pie dough recipes I have finally found a pie dough that leaves those choose words out of my mind. So I thought I would share it. I use my cuisinart and it mixes like a dream (love my cuisinart).

Using the dough blade, and dough mode mix
2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
pulse together a few times then add

1T sugar
3/4 t. salt
1/2 beaten egg (if I have a small egg I just use the whole thing)
1/4 t. vinegar

pulse until mixed and ingredients come together into a ball, it will be bit sticky.
It makes enough for a top and bottom, so separate into two halves and refrigerate while you make your filling, about 10 to 15 min. Don’t refrigerate to long because the dough will be hard to work with.

Tip: After you roll it out, I use a big fillet knife back and forth in between dough and counter so the dough doesn’t stick to counter and makes it easy to fold in half.

My recent new pies have been fresh peach (as shown) and strawberry rhubarb! Heaven in your mouth!

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