From our Kitchen to yours: Perfect Pie Dough

For the love of Pi!

Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14th. Pi, (the Greek letter π) is a mathematical symbol which represents a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

At MENUS, loving PIE will always be a constant. Apple, peach, blueberry — you name it. We’ll always love pie, and will continue to celebrate it.

In honor of  Pi Day, we’re sharing our pie dough recipe with you! Straight forward, simple, and always delicious.

Happy pi day, happy eating!

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Perfect Pi Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 LB All-Purpose Flour
  • 9.5 OZ Shortening
  • 1.5 TSP Sugar
  • .5 TBSP Salt
  • 3/4 C Ice Water
Method
Mix the dry ingredients with the shortening. Once evenly mixed, slowly add the ice water until evenly incorporated. If you pinch some of the crumbly dough and it holds together, it’s ready. If not, add a little more water and mix. Too much water will make the crust tough.Then take the dough to a clean surface and let it rest. For extra flaky crust, knead the dough mixture with the palm of your hand a few times. Too much kneading will make the dough tough.Let the dough rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.Roll out  the dough with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface until it is 1/8 of an inch thick. As you are rolling the dough, check if the dough is sticking to the surface below. If necessary, dust the board with flour underneath the dough to keep the dough from sticking.Then, gently place the flattened dough your pie molds. Gently press the pie dough down so that it lines the bottom and sides of the mold. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to trim the excess dough.Then start filling the pies with your favorite ingredients!