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dianncy... I'm not Melissa, but here is my favorite pie crust and how I do the strawberries...


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Posted to Thread #10986 at 2:03 am on Jun 12, 2008

Easiest Ever Mix Crust (neverfail!)
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Makes two 9 crusts

1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
1/4 cup cold water

In small mixer bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add shortening and beat with an electric mixer on low speed till ces are the size of small peas (about 15-20 seconds). Add water all at once; beat on low speed just till moistened (10-15 seconds). Form dough into a ball then divide in two. Roll as usual.

Note: if making it for strawberry shortcake, you can roll it all out flat, poke around with a fork, and bake on a cookie sheet about 12 min at 425 or until golden. Cool then break into big chunks and put into serving bowls. Top with macerated strawberries and whipped cream.
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This is how I do my strawberries... wash, top and slice your strawberries into a bowl. For about every 2 cups of strawberries I add about 3 tbl. white sugar and 2 tbl. brown sugar, dash of salt, 1/2 tsp. vanilla. If I have a little sweet dessert wine around, I'll add 1 or 2 tbl. of that, too. Stir to mix well then let sit about 30 min.


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