Fool Proof Pie Crust Recipe

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FOOL PROOF PIE CRUST

Mary Lou Ellis

By
@calicak2k

This is from Cooks Illustrated. For someone who could not make a crust to save her life this is great. I used to buy the frozen ones. Plan ahead to have all ingredients cold, so you don't have to wait.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
2 pie crusts
Prep:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
sugar
12 Tbsp
cold butter, cut up into small pieces
4 Tbsp
cold shortening cut into pieces
1/4 c
vodka ice cold
1/4 c
cold water

Step-By-Step

1Process 1 1/2 cup flour, salt and sugar in food processor in short pulses to combine.
2Add cold butter and shortening and pulse until a sticky dough starts to form and collects in uneven clumps. 15 seconds. (dough may resemble cottage cheese) Scrape bowl down and get all dough around the blade.
3Add last cup of flour. and process for 5-6 pulses. Empty into med bowl.
4Sprinkle wirh cold water and vodka. Using a spatula fold over until dough is a little tacky and sticks together. Divide in half and flatten each into a 4 " disk. Wrap in plactic wrap and refridgerate for at leat 45 minutes (or upto 2 days) before rolling out.
5Use for your favorite pie recipes. Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern