Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving is all about the food, right? And the capper to the meal is always the pie! I learned to bake amazing pies when I was 12 years old. My Gram took it upon herself to teach me to make the perfect crust and all the different kinds of fillings. I spent the next 2 years experimenting with every kind of pie imaginable. I’ve made them all, and I’ve made every kind of crust. Butter crust, shortenening crust, chocolate crust, shortbread crust… everything. This recipe is the all time best, and fool proof classic pie crust recipe. Use this for your Thanksgiving pie… it will not disappoint!
Never Fail Pie Crust
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ cup cold milk
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Combine dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening and cut to pea size chunks. Mix yolk, milk and lemon juice together. Add to dry ingredients and gently mix together.
Makes 2, 9 inch crusts or 1 top and 1 bottom.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.
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