Flaky Pie Dough



1 9- or 10-inch single-crust pie shell

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, chilled
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times until mixture resembles coarse meal. With motor running, add 2 Tbsp. ice-cold water and process just until dough forms a ball. Add more water, 1 tsp. at a time, if dough is too dry. Press into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days before using.


November 2009
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