A great pie crust recipe is a must. But I've been on a quest to find a good recipe that I can make without my food processor in the event I ever need to. So, I've finally found one that I've made enough times to KNOW that I love it. So I thought I'd share it with you all. By the way, I've made two pies this past week in my solar oven even though it's been cold. As long as I have good sunlight for a couple of hours, the solar oven still does a beautiful job!! Enjoy!!!
1/2 Cup shortening or lard (in a bowl, room temperature)
1/4 c. boiling water (or at least really, hot)
Dash of salt
Place all of these ingredients in a room temperature bowl and whip together with a fork.
Slowlyl add approximately 1 1/2 cup of flour until you obtain your desired texture. (I don't always need the entire 1 1/2 cup of flour)
Roll out with a French rolling pin or other rolling tool to your desired thickness and size.
Makes two 9 inch pie crusts