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Quick and Easy Flaky Pie Crust I

Get this easy flaky pie crust recipe for layers after layers wafer-thin, crispy flakes is what makes a flaky pastry. Perfect for any pie!

Layers and layers  wafer-thin, crispy flakes is what makes a flaky pastry. And making a flaky Pie Crust usually takes a lot of time and effort. So if you are short of time and looking for a short-cut then here is one.

This flaky Pie Crust Recipe is perfect for Egg Pie (as shown in the photo), Apple Pie and for most pies actually.


Quick and Easy Flaky Pie Crust I
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Serves: 2 Crusts
  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ c. lard, packed in cup
  • 4-6 tbsp. ice water with1 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  1. Sift flour and salt, cut in chilled lard with knife until particles are like small peas, not too small or the crust will be crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle in just enough water, while tossing lightly with a fork, to form a ball.
  3. Chill, if possible, to make for easier handling. Divide into nearly equal parts, roll into 2 crusts.
  4. Bake pies with custard or uncooked fruit filling in a hot oven, 425°F/220°C for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F/175°C..
If you have the time and like to have a richer, flakier pastry, use ¾ cup lard, but this requires more skillful handling.
Spread rolled out dough with lard, fold over, spread with lard again, fold and roll out.



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