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Recipe

Basic Sweet Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour, about 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

Directions

  • Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingers, work in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 2 tablespoons of ice water and work with your fingers until the water is incorporated and the dough comes together. Add more water as needed to make a smooth dough, being careful not to over-mix. Form the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.