2 c All purpose flour
1/4 ts Salt
1/3 c Chilled shortening, cut into
1/4 lb Chilled butter, cut into
2 tb Ice water, (up to 4)
Flour for rolling out
In the bowl of a food processor process the flour with some salt. Add the
chilled shortening and butter at once and pulse the machine for 15 seconds
until the fat is broken up into oatmeal sized pieces.
Add 2 tablespoons of ice water and process; if the dough is dry, add more
water, one tablespoon at a time. Be sure your dough holds together and
absorbs enough water. If it is too dry you’ll have a hard time rolling it
Divide the dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other and
roll out larger half into a 12inch circle.
Line a 10inch deep glass pie plate with the 12-inch circle and chill the
dough. Roll out other half into a 10 1/2inch round for top crust and
transfer to a baking dish and refrigerate.
Yield: Two crusted, 10 inch pie