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Basic Sweet Pie Crust Recipe

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1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and chilled
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water, or as needed to chill butter

Sift the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl.
Add the butter and shortening.

Roll the dough into a circle, about 1/4-inch thick.
Place dough in a 9-inch pie plate, trimming and crimping the edges as the dough is gently pressed into the pan.
Line the pastry with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or beans.
Bake until golden brown around sides and edges, about 15 minutes.
Remove parchment paper and return the crust to the oven and bake until bottom of crust is pale golden, about 5 minutes longer.
Set aside on a wire rack to cool.




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