Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust is really not that hard to accomplish.  This buttery, flakey pie crust is perfect for your favorite pies.   So delicious!
perfect pie crust dough
perfect pie crust dough. don’t over work the dough

Perfect Pie Crust
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This dough makes perfect pie crust every time! Use cold butter, and fold into the dough. Using lard from makes it even better.
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Baking
Serves: 10
  • 2½ cups of all-purpose flour plus more for dusting your work surface
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 12 tablespoons of unsalted butter (1.5 sticks) - cold, and cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup of lard, or shortening
  • ¼ - ½ cup of ice water
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar
  2. Using a pastry mixer, or the back of two forks, cut in the butter and lard - leave some of the butter in chunks...should be about the size of peas
  3. Stir the water into the flour mixture, and form a ball. Work quickly, don't over-handle the dough
  4. Form dough into two disks
  5. Cover with parchment paper, or plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.



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