Friday, April 26, 2013

The World's Best Pie Crust - with VODKA!

There's nothing better than pie. Nothing. 

Click here to view more photos of the making of this masterpiece!

I can't bake. No, really, I'm terrible. Lucky for me I have friends who do! Sierra bakes the best pies I've ever had - no exaggeration. The secret to her light, fluffy, incredible, croissant like crust? 



Ingredients - 

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
2 tablespoons sugar 
1 teaspoon salt 
12 tablespoons cold butter, unsalted, cut up into small slices 
1/2 cup chilled vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces 
1/4 cup vodka, cold 
1/4 cup cold water. 

What to do - 

Step one:  In a food processor, pulse together 1 1/2 cups flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and shortening and process until the dough just begins to collect in clumps, about 15 seconds. There should be no uncoated flour left. Scrape edges of bowl and redistribute dough evenly around processor. Add remaining cup of flower and pulse until it's evenly distributed around the bowl, about 5 quick pulses. Empty into a bowl. 

Step two: Sprinkle vodka and cold water over mixture. Mix dough with hands or a rubber spatula, using a folding motion until the dough is tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into two evenly sized balls and flatten each into small disks. 

Step three: Wrap each in plastic wrap and refridgerate at least 45 minutes, or up to two days. 

Step four: Use pie crust to make any flavored pie you'd like (we made a blackberry-strawberry pie but the possibilities are endless!) 


Bonnie Rose said...

That looks yummy. I have not tried a pie crust with vodka before, I'm very tempted to try this one out. I only made my first pie last summer, so I should try again. Yum.

Bonnie Rose | a Compass Rose

j said...

Daryl - Please give us permission to pin your images!

lost in travels said...

wow i never would have hough to add vodka! i wonder why it makes such huge difference. hopefully i'll be making a pie soon!

ifs ands Butts said...

love the secret ingredient - how neat!

Jenny said...

Wow, I never would have thought to use Vodka for pie crust! This looks so amazing...I'm definitely pinning this for later :)
Plane Pretty

Jenny said...

Just kidding, it won't let me pin it. Do you block them from being pinned? No worries if you do, just wondering if it's supposed to be blocked or not :)

luckyannette said...

You're right...pie RULES! and even though Vodka is that one alcohol that I vowed to never drink again after a crazy night, I don't think it counts if its in pie :)

Raquel said...

I absolutely LOVED this recipe :)))
Thx for sharing!!

xx Raquel

Raquel said...

I forgot to mention that I knew your blog because of Olive & Ivy :))) but I am following and became a fan :D


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