Best Basic Pie Crust Dough
Shortening gives this easy homemade pie crust its flaky texture and butter lends it delicious flavor.
If you would like to use lard--which also contributes flavor and flakiness to pie crust--substitute 2 tbsp. lard for 2 tbsp. of the shortening. Try to get good-quality lard from a butcher shop if you can; it's generally much better than ordinary grocery-store lard.