Friday, March 20, 2009


Last night I taught a pie making class to our ward Laurel's, the 16 & 17 year old girls. I have done pie making demonstrations before, but this time I notched it up and assisted every girl in actually making a pie they could take home to their families.

I brought three pies I had made earlier. They were prepared to help the girls choose which kind of pie they would like to make: Chocolate Cream, Apple Crumb, and a Fruit Pie that had a pastry top, which was a Peach, Cherry, Apple Combo. Of course we ate them too, but the point was to illustrate the different ways you could use your crust in making a pie.

There were only five girls in attendance. The small number was why I braved such an undertaking. Barb Kellogg their Young Women's President was a great gofer for the evening. In spite of her being busy helping me stay on track with our limited time, she made a pie too.

When I got home last night I made three more pies with all the leftovers plus we had the one Janna brought home that she had made. I'm giving at least one to my parents and we have Jedidiah coming to visit for the weekend. We'll celebrate his coming by having a slice or two.

I'm on a roll with more pie crust in hand. Any suggestions you Lurkey-Loos?
“A mother is a person
who seeing there are only four pieces of pie
for five people, promptly announces
she never did care for pie."
Tenneva Jordan

"Or maybe I'll just make another one."
Martha Blair

My Pie Crust Recipe
(I got this recipe at a Tupperware Party when we lived in Provo, Utah back in 1976.)

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg

1/4 cup cold water

1 Tablespoon vinegar

With pastry cutter blend flour, shortening, and salt. I eventually use my hands to make sure everything is integrated. Mix egg, ice water, and vinegar together. Make a well in your blended flour and pour your egg mixture in the center. With hands, combine. WARNING: DO NOT OVER DO IT! IT'S NOT LIKE KNEEDING BREAD DOUGH! Just get the two combined. It should be ready to roll.

This recipe makes 2 single pie crusts and is easily doubled.



  1. My sister the "Pie Woman" I'd freeze the leftover pie crusts and save them for Easter Dinner. Yum! Wish I was there to have some.

  2. I love your addition to that quote. That was exactly what I thought when I read it. My other thought was I'll eat my kid's piece of pie because he probably won't appreciate it and would be just as happy with a popsicle. I always love your posts.

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe. We wish we could have been there to sample.