My own personal bake-off…trying to find the most tender pie crust — all-butter (some lard), and without hydrogenated vegetable shortening. Four different recipes, but the best is the one I’ll try next — a crust with vodka instead of water…the alcohol evaporates and liquid isn’t available then to form as much gluten (making for a tough pie crust).

Beautiful pumpkin and apple, and also blueberry-raspberry (from the summer garden).

Tortilla the cat licks her mouth eyeing the two apple and one berry pie.

This is an everything crust —
four different crust recipes (leftovers)
Two different crusts, two different pie filling — Silver Palate
and Sally Fallon’s beautiful Nourishing Traditions

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