Daddy’s Favorite Flakey Pie Crust
This pie crust is the one my mom uses anytime she makes pies for the holidays, and it’s my dad’s favorite!! I remember always asking for the scraps when my mom was making pies so that I could make my own little pie too! The other day I was making a pie and Israel asked me for the extra pieces as I was trimming the edges. <3 It brought back such great memories from my childhood! Enjoy!
Makes 1 pie crust (double for pie with top layer crust)
1 1/3 C. regular flour, sifted
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. shortening
3 T. ice-cold water (plus a little more if needed)
Combine first 3 ingredients in large mixing bowl. Cut well with pastry cutter. Add ice-cold water. Cut with pastry cutter, thoroughly. (Always cut. Never stir.) If needed add 1-2 more T. water. Dampen counter with wet cloth and lay plastic wrap down. Sprinkle wrap with flour. Shape dough into ball. Roll out on floured plastic wrap, adding sifted flour as needed to keep from sticking. Carefully slide hand under plastic wrap. Invert pie plate over top of pie crust, center it, & flip, position it & peel plastic wrap carefully off. Trim edges, tuck if needed and shape as desired.
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