Best Pie Crust Recipe

Here is my neighbor’s nationally recognized award winning apple pie crust recipe.

My elderly neighbor passed away two years ago. It wasn’t until later that I learned her apple pies were sought after by relatives across the country. Apparently the rave was over her crust. I never knew to ask her for the recipe. I had been trying to master a great apple pie crust recipe for years, and recently one of her daughters found the recipe in her old belongings.

The secret is in heating the milk, water and shortening and letting it cool a bit before using it in the recipe. I have been using it ever since, and pies never last in our house. Each time I bring a slice to my neighbor Burt he smiles as it reminds him of Irene and her pies.

Here it is:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbls milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Mix the water and milk, and bring to a boil (stove top or microwave). Add to shortening and mix well with a fork until shortening melts and is smooth.

Refrigerate for 10 minutes until consistency of whip cream.

Sift flour and salt into mixture with fork until smooth. Remove and form into two balls (pie top and bottom). Roll out onto wax paper when pie is complete flute the edges, vent top and dot with milk before baking.

Enjoy. Compliments of Irene Albee

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