Mary’s Pie Crust
This is Mary Schoenlein’s most excellent pie crust recipe.
Makes one double-crust pie, enough for an eight or nine-inch pan.
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
10 Tbsp. butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
5 Tbsp. shortening, also chilled
4 to 6 Tbsp. ice water
I have always wondered why there is the expression “easy as pie.” Pie is not that easy to make! Turns out the expression began as “easy as eating pie.” Now that makes sense. However, I am hoping that this pie column will encourage you to take the leap, perfect a piecrust, make a bunch, and keep them in your freezer so you can whip one up on a whim.