This is a terrific all-purpose pie crust that you can use during the holiday season (or all year long) for your single-crust pie. This can be prepapred 2 days ahead of use; simply cover and refrigerate.
- Mix flour, sugar and salt in food processor. Add butter and shortening. Using on/off pulses, process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 3 T. ice water over mixture. Process just until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into a ball; flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic; chill until dough is firm enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.
- Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to 12-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold overhang under. Crimp edges decoratively.
Jackie, thank you so much for posting this pie crust. I've tried many pie crust but this is the best one of all. This will be now my official pie crust. THANK YOU. :)
I must admit, making pie crust isn't my strong point. However I prod on because my husband loves his pie. I only need a single crust, now that it's just the 2 of us. This recipe is perfect and it allows me to use my food processor to boot. Easy to make and very flaky. It's a keeper. :)
The dough was very easy to do. I'll do it again. As you can see, I'm not good to do beautiful pie crust. It has a great taste. I used it to do this pie : Sheila's Pecan Pie THanks Jackie :) Made for 123 hit wonders