The people trying to get the attention of the editors on this site are screaming into deaf ears. They NEVER edit recipes on here, nor do they let you know that they hear you, but I have to say that this is the most screwed up recipe that I have run into at SL thus far. If I keep running into inconsistent recipes, I will go elsewhere for "Southern" ones.
Terrible recipe. Poorly written.
Please, editors, WAKE UP!
You have to go by the video for the recipe, the written one doesn't make sense/work. However, I have used this crust to make buttermilk pie many times and it tastes great. This is the recipe (tweaked by me) that works for me:
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp sugar
2 sticks of butter, cubed & right out of fridge
Mix these in a large mixing bowl with a fork for about 60 seconds to somewhat incorporate butter and other ingredients.
Add a little over 3/4 c cold/refrigerated or ice water a little at a time, using your hands to fold ingredients into a dough. Once the dough is *slightly* sticky (about 3/4 c + 1 tblsp water for me), knead into disk shape on floured surface. Place disk in parchment paper and refrigerate 30 mins.
I usually cook the crust, after rolling it out on a floured surface, with parchment paper and dry rice, beans, or baking weights for about 10 mins. Then add filling and cook according to filling/pie recipe.
I usually have a few small pockets with butter that is less incorporated, but it hasn't been an issue with the baking process or taste.
and do you use 1 stick of butter? along with the shortening?
HEY SOMEBODY AT SOUTHERN LIVING - WAKE UP!!! PLEASE!!!
#1) In the pie crust recipe, you have an ingredient amount messed up:
3=shortening, what is 3=?
#2) In the instructions it states to remove the parchment paper & weights but when did we put them in?
Question-what does it mean when it says 3=shortening, cubed?