ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

No-Fail Piecrust

Photo: Bob Heimstra
Yield Makes 1 8- or 9-inch piecrust

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.