Grandma's Pie Crust

Grandma’s Pie Crust

From Grandma’s Recipe Box

Today I bring you a recipe from my Grandma Madeline, her pie crust. Though I myself am not a huge pie eater, I do love to make pies. Or it could be that my husband and 3 children all love pie. I do make them a pie every so often with the in season fruit we pick up and this is the crust I always use. It ends up being so flaky and bakes perfectly. It also only has 4 ingredients, which you probably have in your cupboard right now.

Grandma's Pie Crust

This recipe calls for oil, use whatever you have on hand. I always use olive oil and my grandma always used vegetable oil, but it tastes the exact same either way.

2 cups all purpose flour
Dash of salt
½ cup of oil
6 tablespoons cold water

Grandma's Pie Crust

1. Add all of the ingredients into a medium bowl. Mix together with a wooden spoon until almost everything has combined. Dump mixture out onto a non-floured work surface and knead it a 3-5 times, just enough times so that you have a solid ball.
2. Split the dough in half and place one ball back into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap, to keep it from drying out.
3. Take the other half and roll it out between two pieces of wax paper, until you reach desired size. Lay your pie crust in your pie pan and fill pie with desired ingredients.
4. Roll the remaining dough out, and use for top of pie or use as another bottom.

My favorite pie filling and start-to-finish recipe will be coming in a later post. But I have provided you with a glimpse as a teaser!  Besides, I needed to show the pie crust top, right?  :)  In the meantime, what’s your favorite filling?

Grandma's Pie Crust


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