Well, the weather is finally feeling “Fall-ish” around here and I am getting ready to take out all my autumn decor! Things have been crazy around here since I recently got one child off to college, transformed her room into an office/ guest room for my work at home business and began another paid blogging/ghost writing gig!
I have also been working on making applesauce out of our heritage apples, preserves, juicing our grapes and digging the last of the potatoes out of our garden. My current project involves pulling everything out of the craft cabinet in order to organize it. I am humbly realizing just how bad of a “pack rat” I have become!
I will share more about that project later. Right now I wanted to share a great recipe with you. Recently a friend was asking me about Scuppernong pie (another post!) and I mentioned what a great crust recipe I had.
It is really easy, and healthier than those made with butter, lard or Crisco. Since it is made with oil, it can be considered a Vegan recipe for those who are avoiding animal products.
It was passed down to me from my Mother-law-law, who had it passed down to her from my husband’s Grammy. It is flaky and tasty as well as healthier.
Since a couple of people have asked me about it now, I thought I better get busy and post the recipe for them:
Pie Crust – Makes Two Crusts
2 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 cup of your favorite oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of water
Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon. Knead slightly and then roll between waxed paper. Bake at 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes or according to your pie filling directions.
I always use this Pie Crust Bag from King Arthur’s baking supplies, for rolling out my crusts since it enables me to get a thinner crust than I can get with my roller alone. I think the waxed paper tip from Grammy, would work great too though!
You can also adjust the recipe to use whole grain flour, or gluten-free flour. You would likely just need to add more water and maybe a teaspoon more of the oil.
- Gluten Free Pecan Pie (glutenfreegirlms.com)
- The pie crust call of Cthulhu (seaingisbelieving.wordpress.com)