In Reckless Radiance, Valerie works at the tiny pie diner, Penny's. I LOVE to bake and I really love making pies so I thought it would be fun to share my personal pie crust recipe with you. I have had wonderful luck with this recipe for those of you who have always been a little scared to make your own crust. It's easier than you think. Give this one a whirl!
Penny's Sweet Pie Crust
(Double batch for covered pies or lattice top)
2 cups flour
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup white baking sugar
1/2 cup cold water
Mash shortening into flour until shortening looks like pea sized flour crumbles. Add sugar and mix in evenly. Add water two tablespoons at a time and knead with hands. Dust hands with flour to make two balls of dough to be rolled out evenly in 9-inch diameter circles. Depending on your filling, bake pie crust accordingly. Most crusts should bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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