An easy butter crust from scratch… recipe is typed out below pics. This crust works well for sweet or savory pies: for sweet pies, brush top crust with water and sprinkle with sugar. Use as is for savory pies. I use this all the time as a chicken pot pie top crust, with no bottom crust, and for quiche, as well as apple pie, and strawberry rhubarb pie. Happy eating!
Every spring when the rhubarb gets big enough to pick, I make a strawberry rhubarb pie, from scratch. This is when I know that spring has really, truly, finally arrived.
I think I have some new fans of this spring-pie-from-scratch ritual; the chickens love to eat the strawberry hulls. Do you recognize these guys without their baby chicken fluff?
And, we have a fancy automatic door, with a built in daylight sensor, which shuts once dark, and opens in the morning. Powered by a small solar panel on the south gable end of the coop. The chickens are in the coop about 15 minutes before their automatic door shuts each night, settled on their roosts well before it gets dark. I check on them after the door shuts, and haven’t run into a straggler yet. I’m glad there’s no chicken wrangling involved, no chicken herding, no coaxing necessary. The door does re-open, one minute after closing, for a ten second final all in for the night last chance.