- Basic pastry dough for 9 inch 2 crust Pie
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 6-7 tablespoons water
- Mix flour and salt.
- Cut in shortening with a a pastry blender or two knives.
- Combine lightly only until the mixture resembles very tiny peas.
- Sprinkle water over the flour mixture one tablespoon at a time.
- Mix lightly with a fork, using only enough water so that the pastry will hold together when pressed gently into a ball.
- Roll out on a floured board and floured rolling pin. Makes two crusts.
|Cloudy Day Blueberry Apple Pie:
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
3 Tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. Line the pie pan with half the pastry dough. Wash and pick over blueberries if you are using fresh ones; if you are using frozen berries, it is not necessary to defrost them completely. Mix the flour, sugar, salt in a large bowl. Add the blueberries, sliced apples and lemon juice and toss well. Pile the mixture into the lined pie pan and dot with the butter. Roll out the top crust and drape it over the pie. Crimp the edges and cut several vents in the top. Using a cookie cutter make shapes for the top of pie. Beat an egg and brush over top crust, brush bottom and top of shapes. Place on top of cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40-50 minutes or until top is browned. Cover with a sheet of foil if crust gets too brown. Pie will be bubbly and brown when done. Let cool before slicing. Serves 8-10. Recipe adapted from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
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