pie crust

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By t d
from Seaside, AZ

Making pie crust always intimidated me for some reason, BUT NO MORE! This is so crazy easy! So flaky! No fail! During the holidays when I know I'll be using a lot of pie crust I make up 3 or 4 at a time and keep them refrigerated. The flaky buttery taste will make you say "no more" bought pie crust too! If you're intimidated like I was..just give it a try...you'll be so pleasantly surprised YOU CAN DO IT!

serves 2 pie crust (10 inch)
prep time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pie crust

  • 12 Tbsp
    very cold butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    very cold vegetable shortening
  • 6-8 Tbsp
    ice water
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How To Make pie crust

  • 1
    Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator.
  • 2
    Combine flour,salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Pulse 2-3 times to mix.
  • 3
    Add butter and shortening. Pulse 8-12 times until the mixture has a "pea size" texture.
  • 4
    With the food processor running, add the ice water and pulse the machine until the dough forms a ball. Dump dough out on to a floured surface.
  • 5
    Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 -1 hour.
  • 6
    When you're ready to make the pie crust cut the dough in half and place 1 half out on a floured surface. Roll from the center to the edge, then rotate the dough one quarter turn. Repeat rolling and turning until it forms a circle large enough for the pie dish.
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