|Variation on Chess Pie|
Art of the Pie
To Crisco or not to Crisco, that is the question. Asked and answered for me after making Kate's Traditional Butter and Shortening Dough! I grew up making pie crust with Crisco and never had a second thought. Then we learned that shortening is BAD for us. Butter is good for us, and it tastes much better. But I have not made a tender, flaky crust since I gave up Crisco. Kate's combo of Crisco and butter makes the perfect crust. Tender, flaky, delicious and easy to work with.
When you want to bake a pie but have no fruit, chocolate or many of the ingredients associated with pie, a Chess pie is just the thing! I didn't have the lite coconut milk or goat milk yogurt Art of the Pie asks for so I made a traditional Chess pie with eggs, sugar, vinegar and cornmeal.
One of the bests pies I've ever eaten. But then I tend to say that about whatever pie is currently on my plate!
Bon Appétit ya'll!