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Basic Flaky Pie Crust Dough

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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
  Makes enough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single crust pies (Serves 8)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 rounded tablespoon sugar
1 rounded teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2/3 cup frozen vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
4-6 tablespoons ice water
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Basic Flaky Pie Crust Dough Recipe at
Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor; pulse to blend. Add butter and shortening and cut into flour mixture using on/off turns. When mixture resemble coarse meal, transfer to large bowl. Combine 4 tablespoons ice water and cider vinegar in small bowl; pour over flour mixture. Stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding additional 2 tablespoons ice water if necessary.

Gather dough into 2 balls and flatten balls into disks. Wrap in plastic and chill 30 minutes or up to 4 days. Well-wrapped dough can be frozen up to 2 weeks. Allow dough to soften slightly at room temperature before continuing.

Recipe created exclusively for by Jeanne Thiel Kelley.

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Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes enough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single crust pies (Serves 8)
Calories: 401
Fat. Total: 29g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 31g
Sodium: 293mg
% Cal. from Fat: 65%
Cholesterol: 31mg
Protein: 4g
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Rating: 1
by: Jim, MI Reviewed: 11/15/2008
Unmanageable dough...
I'm used to doing the old tried & true pie crust with nothing more than butter, salt, water and flour but this time I thought I'd try something a little fancier. Let the unused mess of dough in my garbage pail stand as a testament to how it turned out. I think it would have tasted great if it ever became manageable enough to actually make into a pie crust. It was just WAY too crumbly even after I got it into a ball and just never flattened out right. Stuck to the roller too. Simply no good.
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