Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Freezer Pie Crusts

Freezer Pie Crusts
5 pounds all purpose flour
3 pound can of shortening (I use Crisco)
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt (do not add more as there is salt in the Sprite)
2 12-ounce cans of regular Sprite soft drink

Use a very large container to mix this in. Place the flour and salt into the container and stir it really well. Add the shortening to the flour and cut in just like you do regular pie crust. Add the Sprite and moisten the flour. Gather it into a large mound and cover it with Saran wrap. Allow it to rest for one hour. This step is VERY important as the texture will change in that hour. Divide it into 16 balls if you have large pie pans or 20 balls if you have 8 or 9 inch pans. Flatten these balls into a disk and place them in ziplock sandwich bags. Place these pie crust/sandwich bags into large freezer bags and freeze. Thaw on the counter and roll to fit the pie pans. This makes a very tender and flaky pie crust that does not get tough when it is worked.