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Flaky Pie Crust

 

flaky Pie Crust
flaky Pie Crust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flaky Pie Crust

 This recipe comes from Julia Child’s “Baking with Julia”.  It makes a great flaky delicious pie crust.  The only  difference from the original recipe is that I ” layer” the ingredients, which I have found works better for me.  Although I did list this recipe earlier in the Key Lime Pie recipe, I think it is so good and so useful for so many other recipes it should have a page of it’s own.  

 

Flaky Pie Crust

This recipe makes enough dough for 4 9-10 inch pie crusts.  This recipe is designed for the food processor.  You can do it by hand or in a mixer with a paddle (see  the “Baking with Julia” cook book for directions}.

  1. 5 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose or pastry)
  2. 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  3. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  4. 1 3/4 cups ( 11 ounces) solid vegetable shortening chilled
  5. 1 cup ice water

Directions for making dough

Use very cold ingredients and do not overwork them.  Use the metal blade in the food processor.  I put flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine.  I then put about a cup of flour into the processor and then layer some of the butter and shortening on top, then cover with flour and layer in more butter and shortening and continue this process until all ingredients are in the processor.  Pulse a few times until the fats are cut in and the mixture resembles moist cornmeal.  Add a little bit of the liquid and pulse a few times more. Then add a little more liquid and pulse a few more times , continue this process until the mixture has curds and lumps and sticks together when pressed between your fingers.  Do not process until a ball forms.

Turn the dough out and form into a ball and divide into 4 equal parts.  Take any quarters not being used right away and wrap and bag tightly and freeze.  Any pieces to be used right away wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours or up to 5 days.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless
Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat, 11 5/8 x 16 1/2-inches, Half Sheet Size

 

 

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Flaky Pie Crust
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Ingredients
  1. 5 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose or pastry)
  2. 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  3. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  4. 1 3/4 cups ( 11 ounces) solid vegetable shortening chilled
  5. 1 cup ice water
Instructions
  1. Use very cold ingredients and do not overwork them. Use the metal blade in the food processor. I put flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine. I then put about a cup of flour into the processor and then layer some of the butter and shortening on top, then cover with flour and layer in more butter and shortening and continue this process until all ingredients are in the processor. Pulse a few times until the fats are cut in and the mixture resembles moist cornmeal. Add a little bit of the liquid and pulse a few times more. Than add a little more liquid and pulse a few more times , continue this process until the mixture has curds and lumps and sticks together when pressed between your fingers. Do not process until a ball forms.
  2. Turn the dough out and form into a ball and divide into 4 equal parts. Take any quarters not being used right away and wrap and bag tightly and freeze. Any pieces to be used right away wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours or up to 5 days.
Adapted from Baking with Julia
Adapted from Baking with Julia
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Ham Quiche

Ham Quiche
Ham Quiche

Ham Quiche

Easter Ham is great, a nice spiral cut, honey glazed.  What to do with the leftovers?  Here’s one idea Ham quiche.  I took a quarter section of my flaky dough recipe ( see Key Lime Pie for the recipe) for the pie crust, it makes absolutely the best quiche crust ever.

Ingredients for Ham Quiche

  1. 1 part Flaky Pie Crust
  2. 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  3. 1 cup diced Ham
  4. 2-3 Scallions (White part) finely sliced
  5. 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 1¼ cups Cream
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions for making Ham Quiche

Preheat oven to 350°

Take the pie crust, roll out and place in 9 inch pie pan.  Place aluminum foil over crust and weigh down with pie weights or beans and blind bake for about 20 minutes, remove from oven and remove weights and foil and place back in oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

When cool place the cheddar in bottom of the pie crust, place the ham on top of that.  In a separate bowl place the eggs, cream, ginger, scallions, salt and pepper and whisk completely.  Pour on top of cheese and ham and bake in oven for about 40 -45 minutes until center is slightly firm and jiggles only slightly.  Remove from oven and let cool slightly and set up.
Serve warm with sour cream.

Ham Quiche
Ham Quiche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a few ideas that might make this recipe easier.
Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, Red
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Pie Server

 

 

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Key Lime Pie with Flaky Pie Crust

Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

 

Key Lime Pie with Flaky Pie Crust

We had arranged to take our daughter and her husband to our local green grocers, my new favorite place.  I took a quick inventory of what vegetables I have left from our last trip there.  A bag of Key Limes caught my eye and I knew I had to do something  now to get them used up.  Gee! I thought what to do with key limes.  Perhaps a pie?  Of course.

The traditional recipe calls for a graham cracker crumb crust, Graham crackers were invented in 1829. The sweetened condensed milk was developed in , I believe, 1856.  Although many attribute the invention of the pie to William Curry’s cook Aunt Sally in the late 1800’s.  It is more likely a recipe developed by the sponge fisherman in the keys, since the original recipe did not need to be baked, as the reaction of the milk and lime caused the pie to thicken.  It probably didn’t have a crust either.

My version is a throw together making do with what I had on hand.  I keep pie crusts in the freezer ready for any occasion.  The recipe I use came from Julia Child’s cook book “Baking with Julia” and is an award winning, sure to please, crust.  It is a little hard to work with but well worth it.

Ingredients for key lime pie crust

This recipe makes enough dough for 4 pie crusts.  This recipe is designed for the food processor.  You can do it by hand or in a mixer with a paddle (see  the “Baking with Julia” cook book for directions}.

  1. 5 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose or pastry)
  2. 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  3. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  4. 1 3/4 cups ( 11 ounces) solid vegetable shortening chilled
  5. 1 cup ice water

Directions for making dough

Use very cold ingredients and do not overwork them.  Use the metal blade in the food processor.  I put flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine.  I then put about a cup of flour into the processor and then layer some of the butter and shortening on top, then cover with flour and layer in more butter and shortening and continue this process until all ingredients are in the processor.  Pulse a few times until the fats are cut in and the mixture resembles moist cornmeal.  Add a little bit of the liquid and pulse a few times more. Than add a little more liquid and pulse a few more times , continue this process until the mixture has curds and lumps and sticks together when pressed between your fingers.  Do not process until a ball forms.

Turn the dough out and form into a ball and divide into 4 equal parts.  Take any quarters not being used right away and wrap and bag tightly and freeze.  Any pieces to be used right away wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours or up to 5 days.

Recipe for Key Lime Pie

Take the pie dough and roll out so that it is large enough to fit into a 9 inch pie plate.  Place it in the pie plate line the dough with wax paper and add pie weights or beans and blind bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.  Take out of oven and cool on wire rack.

Ingredients for Key Lime Pie Filling

  1. 4 large eggs separated
  2. 1/2 cup fresh squeezed key lime juice ( 12- 24 limes)
  3. zest from 2 limes about 2 tsp
  4. 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 6 Tbs sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp corn starch\

Procedure

Preheat oven to 350°

Place the 4 egg yolks in the bowl of the mixer and mix with whip until they are lightened. Add the milk and slowly whip until completely combined.  add 1/2 the lime juice and whip till combined.  Add remaining juice and zest and combine completely.

In another bowl take the 4 egg whites and whisk till soft peaks began to form.  Turn mixer to high and slowly add the sugar and corn starch and whisk until stiff peaks are formed.

Pour the key lime mixture into the pie shell and cover with the meringue spooning it so there are peaks all around the pie.  Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes and the meringue has browned lightly at the edges.

Remove from oven, place on wire rack to cool.  Once cooled place in refrigerator to chill.

Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

 

Here are a few items that might make this recipe easier
Pyrex Easy Grab 9-1/2-Inch Pie Plate
Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White
Egg Yolky 96035 Egg Separator

 

 

 

Key Lime Pie with Flaky Pie Crust
Serves 6
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients for key lime pie crust
  2. This recipe makes enough dough for 4 pie crusts. This recipe is designed for the food processor. You can do it by hand or in a mixer with a paddle (see the "Baking with Julia" cook book for directions}.
  3. 5 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose or pastry)
  4. 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  5. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  6. 1 3/4 cups ( 11 ounces) solid vegetable shortening chilled
  7. 1 cup ice water
  8. Ingredients for Key Lime Pie Filling
  9. 4 large eggs separated
  10. 1/2 cup freah squeezed key lime juice ( 12- 24 limes)
  11. zest from 2 limes about 2 tsp
  12. 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  13. 6 Tbs sugar
  14. 1/2 tsp corn starch\
Instructions
  1. Directions for making dough
  2. Use very cold ingredients and do not overwork them. Use the metal blade in the food processor. I put flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine. I then put about a cup of flour into the processor and then layer some of the butter and shortening on top, then cover with flour and layer in more butter and shortening and continue this process until all ingredients are in the processor. Pulse a few times until the fats are cut in and the mixture resembles moist cornmeal. Add a little bit of the liquid and pulse a few times more. Than add a little more liquid and pulse a few more times , continue this process until the mixture has curds and lumps and sticks together when pressed between your fingers. Do not process until a ball forms.
  3. Turn the dough out and form into a ball and divide into 4 equal parts. Take any quarters not being used right away and wrap and bag tightly and freeze. Any pieces to be used right away wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours or up to 5 day
  4. Preheat oven to 350°
  5. Place the 4 egg yolks in the bowl of the mixer and mix with whip until they are lightened. Add the milk and slowly whip until completely combined. add 1/2 the lime juice and whip till combined. Add remaining juice and zest and combine completely.
  6. In another bowl take the 4 egg whites and whisk till soft peaks began to form. Turn mixer to high and slowly add the sugar and corn starch and whisk until stiff peaks are formed.
  7. Pour the key lime mixture into the pie shell and cover with the meringue spooning it so there are peaks all around the pie. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes and the meringue has browned lightly at the edges.
  8. Remove from oven, place on wire rack to cool. Once cooled place in refrigerator to chill.
Adapted from Baking with Julia
Adapted from Baking with Julia
Rants Raves and Recipes https://www.rantsravesandrecipes.com/

 

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