Fool Proof Pie Crust Recipe

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FOOL PROOF PIE CRUST

Mary Lou Ellis

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@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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Process 1 1/2 cup flour, salt and sugar in food processor in short pulses to combine.
2
Add 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.
3
Add last cup of flour. and process for 5-6 pulses. Empty into med bowl.
4
Sprinkle 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.
5
Use for your favorite pie recipes. Enjoy

About this Recipe

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