Saturday, May 19, 2012

Amish Homemade Pie Dough

Here's a great pie dough recipe from the Amish Cook at Home Cookbook.

It's great for a sweet or savory pie, such as the Chicken Pot Pie I'm sharing tonight.

Amish Homemade Pie Dough

Homemade Pie Dough

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lard (I use shortening)
1 large egg
1/3 cup cold water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Stir to blend. Add the lard and rub it into flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg, water, and vinegar and stir with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Form the dough into a ball and divide that into 3 balls.

Amish Homemade Pie Dough

Form a ball into a disk and roll it out into a 1/8 inch thickness on a floured surface. Fit the dough into a 9 inch pie pan and trim the edges into a 1 inch overhand.

Fold the dough under and crimp the edges. If not using now, form the remaining 2 balls of dough into disks, place each in a resealable plastic bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

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