Homemade pie
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Homemade pie crust is relatively simple to make. Just remember to keep the dough cold and do not overwork it.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup lard, cold
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold (cut into pieces)
  • 1/3 cup ice cold water
  • 6-8 large apples (granny smith and honey crisp varieties)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on how tart the apples are)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. In a large ceramic mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt with a fork. Add the lard and butter. Work it into the flour using a pastry cutter until you have small pea-size pieces. Add the cold water a little at a time until you have formed the dough. Do not over work the dough.
  2. Put the dough into a large Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To make an apple pie. Cut the cold dough in half into equal size pieces. Set aside one half. Cut the dough into two equal-size pieces. Cover one piece with a clean towel or plastic wrap to keep it fresh. Roll out the other piece of dough on a lightly floured surface. Fold into quarters to easily lift the piece of dough into the pie plate, then open the folded dough to fill the plate; add apples. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg.
  4. Roll out the second piece of dough and place it over the filling. Press the top and bottom pieces of dough together to seal, rolling the dough under the edge of the pie plate, crimping as you go.
Recipe by A Farmgirl's Kitchen at http://afarmgirlskitchen.com/homemade-pie/