Yes, I'm guilty of buying frozen pie crusts. In the past. If I didn't have a store-bought crust in the freezer, I didn't bake a pie. What was I thinking?!?! I just assumed that making your own pie crusts had to be difficult. Then one day I decided to try the "Never Fail Pie Crust" recipe that I had copied out of a church cookbook years ago.
I was skeptical. (Seriously, you're talking about a lady that had Jello fail). But much to my disbelief, my crust turned out perfect the very first time I tried the recipe! Beginner's luck? Nope. Every single time I use this recipe the pie crusts are beautiful! So I suppose the recipe is worthy of it's name. Trust me, once you try this recipe you'll never want to buy frozen pie crusts again! They're easy to make and so delicious!
NEVER FAIL PIE CRUST
3 cups pie & pastry flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup lard (or shortening)
6 TBSP water
1 tsp white vinegar
1 beaten egg
Cut shortening into flour and salt. Mix water, vinegar and egg together. Add to flour mixture. Mix by pressing firmly together. Roll out on slightly floured surface.
This recipe usually make two thick crusts or three regular crusts for me. If I'm needing one crust, I simply place the remaining crusts in a ziploc bag and freeze for future use.
Now, that you have the recipe for making the perfect pie crust, be sure to check out my post on making blackberry pie! Yum!