How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350*F
  • For the Crust:
  • measure and chill the shortening, cut into chunks
  • cut chilled butter into chunks
  • Process the flour, salt shortening and butter in a food processor until you have a gravely texture.
  • Add 5 tablespoons of water by sprinkling all over the flour mixture.
  • Process again until you have the texture of peas.
  • If you need to add more water do so, up to 1/2 cup no more.
  • Dump dough out onto a large sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Push the dough together to form a ball.
  • Flatten out and cover.
  • Place into the refrigerator for up to 24 hours but at least one hour before using.
  • Take dough out and let it come to almost room temperature.
  • Unwrap and cut into two equal pieces.
  • Roll the first piece into a 11-12 inch circle.
  • Place into a pie pan gently work the dough to the bottom and sides of pan.
  • Combine the flour sugar and cinnamon, stir with a fork to blend. Spread 1/3 (~1/2 cup) of mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.
  • Add the fruit to the pie crust. Cover with remaining sugar mixture.
  • Dot the fruit with the 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in little chunks.
  • Roll out second piece of dough.
  • Trim the first crust leaving about 1 inch around the edge.
  • Moisten the edge of the dough with ice water.
  • Place the second circle of dough on pie.
  • Carefully tuck the top dough under the bottom.
  • Flute the edge of the crust.
  • With a knife, place 8 inch slits on the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Check for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the pie.
  • If there is little or no resistance, the pie is done.

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  • hoosiermom68 7 years ago
    Sounds like a lot of work-but definitely worth it! I love to bake.
    Thanks for sharing :-)
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  • dandelion 7 years ago
    Yes it is. Yummmm I wish you did live by. I live so far out of town nobody lives nearby. LOL
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  • deedeec 7 years ago
    Wish I lived nearby! I'd be making up an excuse to come visit! MMM... is that pie I smell?
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