Caroline's Pie Pastry
This crust is reliably tender and good. Even I can make it, and I have a history of buying premade pie crusts.
- 6 Tbsp
- butter, unsalted, cold
- 2 Tbsp
- crisco or shortening
- 1 pinch
- 1 1/2 c
- all purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp
- ice water
How to Make Caroline's Pie Pastry
- 1Cut butter, shortening, and salt into flour using a fork, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Once you add water work very quickly so pastry will be tender. Too much handling makes a tough crust.
Add water and quickly mix just until dough forms a ball. Knead a few times.
- 2Place pastry in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This is an important step to help keep the pastry tender. Do not skip this step.
- 3After 1 hour or more roll out pie crust or pastry as desired. Again remember to work dough as little as possible.