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cindy's flaky pie crust

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cindy Ruwe
Edmonds, WA

I love making pies. It has taken me a while to perfect my crust but I have found this to be the best crust so far!Using parchment paper to roll out the dough illiminates the need to use flour, making the crust more flaky & tender. Also, make sure the water is ice water. This makes enough for a double crust pie or 2 single crust pies.

(1 rating)
method Bake

Ingredients For cindy's flaky pie crust

  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 6-7 Tbsp
    ice water

How To Make cindy's flaky pie crust

  • 1
    Mix flour & salt together.
  • 2
    Using a pastry blender, mix shortening with flour until the size of small peas.
  • 3
    Add water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, lightly tossing with a fork after each addition. Do not mix. Lightly toss only. Mixing too much will make a tough crust.
  • 4
    Press together to form a ball. Divide in two. Roll each half out to desired size bewtween two pieces of parchment paper. No need to flour the parchment.

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