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Pecan Pie and Homemade Crust

I love eating pie, but I’ve never baked a pie. Sure, I’ve picked up a frozen pie from the grocery store and heated it up in the oven… but I’ve never actually baked one from scratch. So this Thanksgiving, I wanted to challenge myself. I baked a pie, but not just any pie. I baked what is probably the sugariest pie in the world: Pecan Pie (and I made my own crust!). For the pie and the crust, I followed recipes from The Pioneer Woman (I love her!) Pie Crust What you need: 1-1/2 cup Crisco (vegetable shortening) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 whole egg 5 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon salt How to make it: In a large bowl, with a pastry cutter, gradually work the Crisco into the flour for about 3 or 4 minutes until it resembles a coarse meal. In a small bowl, beat an egg with a fork and then pour it into the flour/shortening mixture. Add 5 tablespoons of cold water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar …