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Old Fashioned Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Hyla Lehman
Added: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp. salt
8 T. unsalted butter, chilled & cut up
6 T. shortening, chilled & cut up
5 - 7 T. ice water
1 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar

Directions:
Directions:
In large bowl, stir, together flour and salt. With pastry blender for 2 knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some peas-sized pieces. Slowly add 5 T. water and vinegar, stirring until dough just begins to come together. (If dough is too dry, sprinkle with additional water.) Form into flat round. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 (9") double-crust pie crust
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Two different fats contribute to this crust's flaky texture. Vegetable shortening melts slower than butter, creating extra flakiness, and butter add richness and superb flavor. But the secret ingredient is cider vinegar, which breaks down the gluten in the flour for a tender, more delicious crust.

 

 

 

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