No-Fail Piecrust

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No-Fail PiecrustRecipe
Photo: Bob Heimstra
Makes 1 8- or 9-inch piecrust


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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
3 to 5 tablespoons cold water


Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter and shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using a fork, blend in just enough water to make the dough come together.

Created date

September 2006