Pie Crust

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
2 pie crusts

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water
Directions
  • Combine the butter, shortening, 2 cups of the cake flour, and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour. Blend together. Stop mixer, scrape the sides and add remaining 2 cups of cake flour and remaining 1 cup of all purpose flour. Blend to combine completely. Mix sugar and salt into 1/4 cup of the water and add it to the flour mixture. Blend briefly and add the remaining water if needed. The dough should not be overworked and should make a solid piece when held in your hand. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured smooth surface and knead it several times. Divide the dough into portions and flatten it. Wrap unused dough in plastic. Roll out the dough to fit a 9-inch pie pan.

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Prick bottom and sides of pastry with fork. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on wire rack.


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