Moms Simple Pie Crust

Julie Smith

By
@Pardonmyretro

This is the basic recipe my mom used for all her pies and tarts. Also a great meat pie base!


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Serves:

Two Pie Crusts or 24 tarts

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 stick
butter, unsalted
3 c
ap flour
1 tsp
salt, kosher
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/3 c
very cold vegetable shortening
1/2 c
ice cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dice Butter and return to the fridge- butter needs to be cold. Place Flour, sugar and salt into food processor and pulse 3 times. Add the shortening and butter to this mixture. Pulse again about 15 times, or until the mix is crumbly.
2
While the processor is running on pulse, add ice water a little at a time, until the dough begins to form a ball.
3
Once you have a ball, remove from processor onto a lightly floured surface and cut in half. This is enough for two pie crusts, or 24 pie tarts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #pie-crust