Category Archives: Pies & Pastry

Silver Palate Pie Crust

2 1/2 c. unbleached flour 2 t. sugar 1 t. salt 8 T. chilled butter (1 stick) 6 T. leaf lard, vegetable shortening, or more butter, chilled 5-6 T. ice water, as needed Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Pie

When I was a kid on the West Coast, my family seldom ate rhubarb. ¬†After moving East, I ¬†soon learned to appreciate this humble vegetable (a fruit in NY), which peeks through the cold ground in spring . . . … Continue reading

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