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I'm going to brave my first pie crust

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I'm going to brave my first pie crust

marcia2 | Nov 3, 2007 12:23 PM

It's ridiculous. I do all sorts of baking perfectly happily, but I'm incredibly intimidated by pie crusts, specifically by rolling them out. I'm convinced they're never going to come out even or the right shape or not overworked. And so I've never made one. (I know, I know, I need to just do it and, like everything else, it will improve with practice.)

I'm going to make the John Thorne Pecan Pie for T-giving. I know the suggestion is an extra thick butter/lard crust, but I think I just want to start with a successful basic pie crust. I know some crusts are harder to work with than others.

So, does anyone have a recipe they want to suggest as being particularly kind and forgiving for beginners or any tips they want to share?

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