How to make it

  • MAKES: two 10-inch crusts.
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  • Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture.
  • Place the flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix.
  • Add the butter and shortening.
  • Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas.
  • With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball.
  • Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the dough in half.
  • Roll each piece on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board.
  • Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan and unfold to fit the pan.
  • Repeat with the top crust.
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  • Photograph by Quentin Bacon

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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Love flaky pie crusts.. FIVE to ya! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    What a lovely looking crust! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Sounds great. I have always used shortening in my pie crust but will now try this combo with the butter.
    Thanks for the nice post.
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