Had great fun last night with five mom friends making pie! So fun to get together with a group, snacks, and wine, and make pie and chat all together. It's just so easy to make and super fun. One person asked if I've ever had store-bought pie crust. No, I haven't. It takes me under ten minutes to make this pie crust, and I know what all the ingredients are. So I haven't seen a need. Just a need for this recipe!
This is for bottom and top. If you want just the bottom (like for pumpkin pie), halve this recipe.
2 cups flour
2/3 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp. salt
almost 6 tbls. ice water
Filling: ~ 5 cups fruit, ~3/4 cup sugar, ~1/8 tsp. salt, flour
Adjust according to sweetness, acidity, and juiciness of fruit.
350 F for ~ 1 hour - middle to lower rack