"tenderflake" pie crust recipe
Updated: Mar 2, 2018
6 pie shells or 3 double pie shells
5 1⁄2cups all-purpose flour
1lb tenderflake lard
1egg, stirred slightly
7⁄8cup cold water
Stir the flour and salt together.
Cut in the lard with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the shortening is in pea size pieces.
In a measuring cup, combine the egg and vinegar.
Add enough cold water to make one cup.
Stir the liquid into the flour mixture, adding just enough to make the dough cling together.
Stir the water in with a wooden spoon until mixed thoroughly, then gather the dough into a ball, and separate into 6 portions.
Cover and refrigerate for one hour, you can chill overnite, covered, providing you leave it at room temp for 15 mins before rolling.
Lightly flour surface and roll into circles, then pat the dough into pie pans, following pie recipes. Be careful not to stretch the dough.
This is also a good dough for tarts, but you will want to roll the dough a little thicker than you would for pies.