Aunt Aud’s Berry Pie
- 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup Crisco (don’t use butter and don’t use butter-flavored Crisco)
- 1/3 cup water
Sift flour before measuring. Combine flour and salt. Remove 1/3 cup flour + salt mixture and set aside. Using a pastry blender cut Crisco into the large portion of flour and salt. Continue blending until flour mixture almost holds together. Add 1/3 cup water to the flour & salt previously set aside. Mix until smooth and mostly lump free. Pour paste over flour & Crisco mixture and quickly but gently mix until it forms a large ball (less than 30 seconds). Divide dough in half and roll out using as little flour as possible to prevent sticking. Recipe makes 2 single crusts or 1 double crust.
To make Berry Pie (can use for all berries except strawberry)
- 5 cups fresh berries or thawed frozen berries drained WELL
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients together and then mix with berries. Put berries into pie shell and top with crust. Bake at 400 for 40-45 minutes.