This Sparkling Charm Basic Pie Crust is literally as “Easy as Pie!”
Though store-bought crusts do the job, there is nothing like a homemade pie crust. Not to mention the feel of dough in your hands and the rustic look of a finished pie. I can whip two of these up in 10 minutes. Guess what, so can you! My advice, don’t think much about it, just do it. Smile! You will certainly impress yourself and your loved ones.
Sparkling Charm Basic Pie Crust
Makes 2 (9″) Pie Crusts
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Crisco, cubed and cold
6 to 8 tablespoons vodka, iced cold
8 to 12 tablespoons, water, iced cold
In a bread bowl (shallow bowl), add the all-purpose flour and the Crisco. With clean hands, snap the Crisco into the flour until the mixture looks like cornmeal. Alternating the cold water and the cold vodka, drizzle across the mixture gently tossing with your hands. Continue alternating, drizzling, and gently tossing until the dough comes together. Separate the dough into two pieces. Form into discs and wrap in plastic. Place your crust in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
*If your dough is overly wet, add a little more flour.
*The alcohol in the vodka will evaporate in your pie crust as it bakes. The vodka will help avoid a tough crust.
Credits//Author, Creator, and Photographer: Gwyn @SparklingCharm.com