Old-Fashioned Lard Pie Crust
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup lard
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional, but nice for a sweet pie vs. savory quiche)
  • 6 tablespoons ICE COLD water
  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour and salt and mix well.
  2. Add ⅓ cup lard and using a pastry cutter or two knives, mix until pea sized crumbs appear.
  3. Add ice water a tablespoon at a time, using a fork to combine the dough. (You may get by with less than 6 tablespoons which is why adding them one at a time works well)
  4. Roll dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate a couple of hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from plastic onto a well floured surface and roll into a circle just larger than your pie plate.
  7. Carefully lift crust and place into pie plate.
  8. Crimp edges, tucking excess dough as you go or cutting it off if you prefer.
  9. Bake according to whatever pie recipe you're using.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Daily Rebecca at http://www.dailyrebecca.com/2014/11/old-fashioned-lard-pie-crust/