If you are in the habit of making pies, you might as well make enough dough for twelve crusts. Right? Well, if you can find a bowl that 's big enough and if you are not faint of heart, this super recipe will do the trick. It makes twelve double crusts and
INGREDIENTS (for 9 servings):
- 5 pounds sifted all-purpose flour
- 8 1/4 cups shortening
- 3 cups cold water
- 2 tablespoons salt
Place flour in a very large mixing bowl. Add shortening and cut it into flour with a pastry blender until the crumbs are the size of peas.
Dissolve salt in the water and add the water to the flour mixture a small amount at a time mixing it just until the water is absorbed and the dough holds together.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for four hours. Use 14 oz of dough for a two crust 9 inch pie or 11oz of dough for an 8inch pie.