Was This Your Grandmother’s Secret, Too?
I truly wonder if my grandma was using this same trick to make her famous pie pastry! She made all kinds of pies, and even though people loved the different fillings and flavors, they never stopped asking about the amazingly delicious, flaky crust.
Grandma learned to cook at a very young age and she made the most amazing things out of simple ingredients. When someone would ask for a recipe for one of her incredible dishes, she would just shrug and laugh and say “Oh, I just threw in whatever I had at hand!”
She did not have recipes written down; she either knew them by heart or simply made something she had never tried before, based on what she knew about similar dishes. So we never got the recipe for her pie pastry, and that saddens me.
Fortunately, a couple of years ago one of my neighbors gave me this one, and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s the closest thing to grandma’s pie crust that I’ve come across. And you won’t believe what the secret ingredient is!
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Quick Tip: You’ll make a killer meat pie using this pastry recipe, but it works well for sweet pies, too.