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.
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!
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!
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!
Now Go Forth And Make Pie!
Great Grandmother's Lard Pie Crust
- 2 cups of lard - cold
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg
- milk - little less than 1 cup
- extra flour
- 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