The Best Pie Crust Recipe

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The BEST Pie Crust

Jessica Schwausch Lunsford

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@JessicaSLunsford

Buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth!


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Serves:

One double crust for 9 inch pie

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

3 c
flour
1/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
salt
2 1/2 stick
cold butter, cut into pieces
1/3 c
very cold shortening, cut into pieces
about
1/2 cup ice water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put flour, sugar, and salt in food processor and pulse until mixed.
2
Drop in butter and shortening, slowly, pulsing until flour is the size of small peas.
3
Slowly add in water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing continuously, until dough just comes together. Don't add too much. Sometimes you only need a few tablespoons, sometimes you'll need more, just depends on the dough.
4
Pour dough out on a floured surface and knead until it just comes together. Cut into 2 sections and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before handling.
5
Roll the dough out one section of dough on a floured surface (or wax paper) and press into a buttered 9 inch pie pan.
6
After adding desired filling, roll out the other section of dough and cover the pie, sealing the edges. (Egg wash will help it brown before baking)
7
Bake according to the directions of your filling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Breads
Hashtags: #crust, #BUTTERY