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Sweet Pie Pastry Recipe

This pie crust is AWESOME for fresh strawberry pie, or for a multitude of other pie recipes that contain sweet filling (apple, pumpkin, etc.). This recipe will make a top and bottom crust.


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 c + 2 tbsp butter, chop into very small pieces
1/4 c + 3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg


Cut butter into flour with fork or pastry cutter. Lightly mix in sugar and egg to get smooth dough. Put ball of dough into plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.

You will want to follow the pie recipe’s instructions for baking time/temp. If you are blind baking (baking the pie with no filling) you will want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees (put a cookie sheet in while preheating). Place the rolled out dough into the pie pan. You will want to add a piece of parchment paper and pie weights (I use a bag of kidney beans and fill it approximately 1/3 of the way up). Bake for 20 minutes. When done, remove crust from the oven, pull weights and parchment paper out of the pie shell. Prick the pie all over the bottom and the sides with a fork. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until pale golden brown. Cool before filling.

It’s Berry Pie Time!

I love this time of year! One of my absolute favorite fruits is the strawberry, and they are now in season - and awesome!


1 baked pie shell (I recommend a sweet pie pastry - I will post this recipe as well!)
1/2 quart fresh slice strawberries (I used two plastic containers full)
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
3 1/2 tbsp corn starch
4 tbsp strawberry Jello


Place strawberries in the pie shell. Mix sugar, water, corn starch and jello over low heat until it boils. Remove mixture from heat and cool 15 - 20 minutes. Pour mixture over berries and chill 4 - 6 hours.

I serve it with a spoon (or two!) of Cool Whip. YUMMMMMMMY!

Fresh as a Daisy linked with Carnival of the Recipes #41
Carnival of the Recipes #40

Please be sure to visit this week’s host of Carnival of the Recipes, Jordana at Curmudgeonry

My recipe for Stuffed Steak is out in the carnival.

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