Who would love a big piece of delicious, classic pie?
I know, I know, my recipes are usually under the gluten free category, but this week I thought I would share a classic. It’s the traditional pie crust!.
So here you will find a few recipes to make some good old fashioned pastries. One of which includes my beautiful Grandma’s recipe.
I have an amazing privilege of having both of my Grandmothers still alive. I love them dearly – each with their own special memories in my heart.
My Grandma Smith (she even has her own ‘classic name’) is the one who inspired me to bake. Her and my mom always had amazing dinners, and even more wonderful desserts to serve us. My Grandma’s pie is quite the comfort food. I humbly admit that I still can’t seem to master it, even after a lesson and her recipe! She definitely has the touch.
Here are two recipes – Gather your family together, your home will smell wonderful, and spend some family time eating a good old piece of pie!.
Recipe # 1 (Grandma’s recipe for 1 covered pie crust)
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 3/4 – 1 Cup Shortening
- 4-6 Tbsp ice – cold water
Blend flour and salt. Cut in shortening in small marble size pieces with knife or hand blender. Drip ice water over mixture until blended and you can make the dough into 2 balls. Put in refridgerater for 1 hour. Then, roll out on floured wax paper and flip into a pie plate. Follow your favourite flavoured pie recipe, and bake.
Recipe # 2
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 1/4 Cups Shortening
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar
- 4 Tbsp Cold Water
- In large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with two butter knifes.
- In separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.
- Roll out dough, and fit into two 9 inch pie pans.
- Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 12 minutes.
Some favourite’s around here are blueberry, apple, and peach. All served warm with a little dab of ice cream. Enough to make anyone smile.
What’s your favourite kind of pie?.