Sunday, January 22, 2012

What my B. wants my B. gets

Today is B.'s birthday.   So I thought I would make him a coconut cream pie rather than a cake.  We like pies better anyway.  First, I needed to make a pie crust.

I like to make pie crusts and I just happen to have a very good recipe that makes 2-3 crusts.  And I thought I would share it with all of you.   And I thought I'd do a tutorial while giving you the recipe.  This is not a family recipe.  I found the recipe on

These are the ingredients:

3 C. flour
1 t. salt
1 C. crisco shortening
1 egg yoke      save the white for a meringue
1 T. vinegar
5 T. water
4 sheets wax paper


1.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and crisco.  Cut crisco into the flour with a pastry blender
Crumbly pastry
     or fork until mixture is crumbly.

2.  In a small dish, add yoke, vinegar and water; blend well with a fork.  Add liquid to flour mixture and blend well with a fork until dough is thoroughly incorporated then use your hands to work it

together to form a ball.  Divide the dough in half to make 2 balls.  Place one ball between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll it out with a rolling pin; rolling it a little larger than the size of the pie pan.  Remove the top piece of waxed paper and then gently flip over the dough onto the pie pan. 

Trim excess dough off.  Repeat with second half of dough or freeze.  Bake according to pie recipes.

4.  NOTE:    You can get 3 pie crusts out of this depending on how thin you roll your crust out.  I like a thicker crust. 

The coconut pie was delish!!   Happy Birthday B.!!


  1. This sounds very much like my favorite recipe called Nathan's Never Fail Pie Crust but I think it makes six single crusts.

    The pie looks wonderful.