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fool proof pie crust

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Mary Lou Ellis
Sun City, AZ

This is from Cooks Illustrated. For someone who could not make a crust to save her life this is great. I used to buy the frozen ones. Plan ahead to have all ingredients cold, so you don't have to wait.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 pie crusts
prep time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For fool proof pie crust

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 12 Tbsp
    cold butter, cut up into small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp
    cold shortening cut into pieces
  • 1/4 c
    vodka ice cold
  • 1/4 c
    cold water

How To Make fool proof pie crust

  • 1
    Process 1 1/2 cup flour, salt and sugar in food processor in short pulses to combine.
  • 2
    Add cold butter and shortening and pulse until a sticky dough starts to form and collects in uneven clumps. 15 seconds. (dough may resemble cottage cheese) Scrape bowl down and get all dough around the blade.
  • 3
    Add last cup of flour. and process for 5-6 pulses. Empty into med bowl.
  • 4
    Sprinkle wirh cold water and vodka. Using a spatula fold over until dough is a little tacky and sticks together. Divide in half and flatten each into a 4 " disk. Wrap in plactic wrap and refridgerate for at leat 45 minutes (or upto 2 days) before rolling out.
  • 5
    Use for your favorite pie recipes. Enjoy

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