lad's flaky pie crust

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By L D
from Anytown, CA

This is another pie crust recipe I use sometimes, I've used it for years. If I know in advance I'm going to make pie crust,I put the flour& salt in the freezer for an hour before mixing the crust. Sometimes when I make a savory pie,chicken,pork or turkey,I add 1 t. celery seed or 1/2 t. garlic powder For sweet pie,sometimes I add 1 t. grated and minced lemon or orange peel.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves makes 2 8 inch crusts

Ingredients For lad's flaky pie crust

  • 2 2/3 c flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 c frozen butter
  • 1/2 c frozen margarine
  • 7- 8 tablespoons ice water
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How To Make lad's flaky pie crust

  • 1
    Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl. Using a cheese grater,grate butter and margarine into flour,mix lightly to combine. The margarine will be a little soft and mix into the flour easily,the butter is firmer,pieces of butter is okay,makes the crust flakier. Mix in 3 T. water,then add 1 T. at a time,lightly mixing until the crust comes together. Form into 2 balls,flatten,wrap in plastic wrap,chill at least 15-20 minutes.

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