Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Perfect Pie Crust:

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday! I had a fabulous day with my family and I can't believe Christmas is over:(
Anyways, my dad wanted Pecan Pie for Christmas, but I just had never found a pie crust I liked. They always fall apart or taste really nasty, so I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. It was pretty easy and it turned out really good. I was very happy with it. So I hope you give it a try! It may seem intimidating at first, but just dig in and give it a try! Ree Drummond says that it doesn't matter what it looks like, just so it tastes good!!!

Sorry, I don't have a picture of the pecan pie! Just pumpkin!

3/4 cup butter, cubed and chilled until very cold
3/4 cup shortening, chilled until very cold
3 cups flour
1 tblsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tblsp. vinegar
3-5 tblsp. ice cold water

Place the flour, xanthan gum and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Add the beaten egg, vinegar and 3 tblsp. water and pulse until mix comes together. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is easy to handle - you don't want it to be too dry or too sticky - just easy to handle. Divide the dough in half and place place in two, 9-inch deep-dish pie plates that have been coated with cooking spray. Press the dough evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Flute the edges. Chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Now it's ready to use for your favorite pie filling!!


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5 comments:

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Just saw your link over at Six Sisters Stuff and had to come over and check out your recipe! This pie crust looks delicious!

I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

Hope to see you there!

Karissa said...

Thank you so much for commenting and inviting me to your party! I'll be right over!!

Mandatory Mooch said...

Looks delicious, Karissa. I'm always looking for great gluten free recipes for my hubby. Would love for you to share at my linky party going on right now. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html

Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

So glad you popped over and linked up last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat!

Hope to see you link up again this weekend!

Karissa said...

Mandatory Mooch - Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your party! I hope you can find some recipes that your husband will enjoy!!!

Shauna - Thanks for inviting me again! I linked up!!