Easy Pie Crust
Lightly flour work area before rolling out the dough.
The more you work it the tougher it gets, so handle it as little as possible.
For flaky crust keep the butter very cold and work quickly.
You may substitute lard for butter, or a mix of both.
How to Make Easy Pie Crust
- Add butter and flour to a food processor and pulse until blended to form pea-sized particles. This can alternatively be done with a hand-held pastry cutter.
- Add ice water a very little bit at a time, while pulsing, until dough forms a ball.
- Dump dough ball onto a lightly floured surface, shape into a disk and roll out until the size of pie pan diameter plus one inch, and/or desired thickness.
- This recipe makes a single crust, double for a top crust.