How to make it

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the white rice flour, tapioca flour, sugar, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt.
  • Add the shortening and butter to the flour mix.
  • Using your fingertips, a pastry blender, two dinner knives, rub or cut the shortening and butter into the dry ingredients until they are the texture of coarse meal with pea-sized pieces.
  • Gradually stir in the milk with a fork to moisten the dry ingredients.
  • On a board lightly floured with tapioca flour, form the dough into a ball, then a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9 inch pie plate and set aside.
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of waxed paper into a 12 inch round.
  • Remove the waxed paper from the top of the round and invert the pie plate on top of the dough.
  • Place your other hand under the waxed paper and turn the round over so that the dough falls into the pan.
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  • uck the dough into the pan and then peel off the waxed paper.
  • Let the overhang drape over the edge of the pie plate, while gently fitting the dough into the pan.
  • Using scissors trim the dough to a 1 inch overhang.
  • Fold the overhang under evenly.
  • Crimp the edges of the pie crust with your thumb and forefinger, or press it with the tines of a fork.
  • To make a partially baked crust: using the tines of a fork, evenly poke holes in the bottom and sides to prevent it from rising when prebaked, bake 8 minutes before adding the filling and finishing the baking.
  • To make a fully baked crust: using the tines of a fork, evenly poke holes in the bottom and sides of the crust to prevent it from rising when baked.
  • Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before filling.

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  • twilightrose 10 years ago
    Can't wait to try it! Might add a dash of rice vinegar to the mix, and see how it comes out. Something about that flavor has to be in all my pie crusts, I guess because my great-great grandmother always did. Can't break family tradition. Thanks for sharing, will definitely find uses for this in the next couple months. Got a pile of butternut squash aching to become a pie.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    great post.. thank you Midge.. five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    chichimonkeyface ate it and said...
    always nice to know this stuff! Thank you!
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