recipe: my grandma’s piecrust

my grandma's piecrust

I am terrible at making piecrusts. In fact, until this past weekend, the last crust I made was the worst crust I had ever eaten. But I had some macintosh apples in the fridge this past weekend so I decided to try out my Grandma’s piecrust recipe. Wow! Easy and delicious! Here it is:

3 cups flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 cup lard (I used shortening)

1 tsp water

½ cup boiling water

In a large bowl combine flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl blend lard and 1 tsp of water together and, with a pastry blender, add to flour mixture until it forms pea sized pieces. Pour in ½ cup of boiling water, all at once, and mix until dough has formed. Chill overnight.

I filled my crust with this recipe for apple pie filling from the Martha Stewart website.

apple pie

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