Flaky Pie Crust


Flaky Pie Crust


1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
4-6 tablepoons ice water
Put the shortening in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the flour and the salt. Add the cold butter and shortening and cut in with a pastry blender (or use a fork, your hands, or a food processor) until crumbly (mostly pea sized crumbs).
Drizzle in the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, stirring quickly between additions, until you can press it into a mass. It will still be crumbly, but that’s fine.
Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Then lightly flour and roll into two pie crusts. Cut one into strips for a lattice top. Press one crust into the bottom of the pie plate and poke a few times with a fork to prevent bubbles forming.
source:  yammiesnoshery

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