Danny suggested that he would like to have a pie today. I also had a box of pears that were ready to be processed. Danny suggested Pear Butter. I was not aware that he liked pear butter. He admitted that he had never had pear butter. I used the recipe in the Ball Canning Book.
We will taste the wares this winter when something sweet on a hot biscuit hits the spot.
Easy Peasy Pie Crust...No rolling pin needed.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
2/3 cup shortening (I use the butter flavored Crisco)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water, boiling
1 1/2 cups flour
In a mixing bowl, using my stand mixer, I cream shortening with 1 teaspoon salt. (this is to your taste, I use 1 teaspoon)
Mix in boiling water; stir in flour.
Press crust into a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Crimp edges.
If I want a rolled crust, I put the ball of dough between 2 pieces of parachment paper and roll out.
I sometimes make the dough ahead and put the sheets of pie crust in the refr. until I am ready to make the pie.
This always turns out flaky and very simple to make.