Great Grandmother’s Lard Pie Crust

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I cannot tell a lie I mostly buy my pie crust but I think one should know how to make pie crust when they have their Great Grandmother’s handwritten recipe.  And this recipe, my Great Grandmother’s Lard Pie Crust is ah-maze-ing and worth the few extra minutes.

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

I’ve let pie crust intimidate for far too long!  Making pie crust from scratch seemed like an insurmountable task, but it really isn’t!

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

I did this – I made it from scratch!

One of the best things about homemade pie crust is the leftover pieces can be made into Tiny Pie Dough Cinnamon Rolls. There is no leftover dough when you buy it and these little flakey sweet treats will quickly become a tradition in your family.

Great Grandmother’s Lard Pie Crust

Pies are my weakness, fine all sweets are my weakness. It’s kind of funny to think that I actually didn’t like pie when I was a kid. But I’m totally making up for that as an adult!

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

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Now I’m not gonna lie, when I’m in a hurry and need a pie fix I’ll most likely use Pillsbury!  They make a darn good pie crust!  But being able to serve pies to my family and friends that are completely homemade makes my heart and stomach smile!

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

 

Now Go Forth And Make Pie!

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

Great Grandmother's Lard Pie Crust

Jent
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of lard - cold
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • milk - little less than 1 cup
  • extra flour

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, with a pastry cutter, combine 2 cups lard, 4 cups flour and 2 teaspoons salt until a course, small crumbly mixture
  • Crack egg into a 1 cup measuring cup and beat, now add milk to egg to measure 1 cup
  • Add milk and egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix throughly without overworking
  • Flour a flat surface and turn dough out and work in extra flour just until dough is not sticky and can be rolled out with a rolling pin
  • This recipe will make roughly 3 9 inch pie crusts

Great Grandmothers Lard Pie Crust made from scratch is flakey and delicious from Farmwife Feeds #pie #recipe #piecrust #homemade #fromscratch

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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing your Great Grandmother’s recipe. I recently switched to lard in my baking, but I’ve been very unhappy with the crust recipes I’ve found that call for it. This crust is very easy to handle, holds well, and makes a really pretty pie in addition to being flaky and delicious. It just goes to show that the old ways are the best ways!

    If you’re looking for a real-deal, no-nonsense crust recipe, you’ll be very happy with this one. I used it for a lemon meringue filling, but I think it would be just as good with a quiche/savory filling. I did bake it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes before filling it.

  2. An egg? Milk? Have I been making my mothers pie crust recipe incorrectly for 50 years? Your recipe sounds delicious and I will try it today. I have eggs but no milk. I’ll use half and half instead. When one has been baking as long as I have, one learns to improvise. I’ll notify you of my results.

    1. 5 stars
      If your mother’s pie crust recipe didn’t call for an egg and milk then you weren’t making it wrong – every recipe is different! Hope this one works good for you, can’t wait to hear!

  3. This looks delicious! I just rendered down 8# of lard and am excited to make my first lard crust this Thanksgiving. I only need one crust, could I freeze the other part for later or would you recommend cutting the recipe down instead?

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