Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham 
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Makes 1 (9-inch) crust

A food processor cuts fat into the flour mixture faster, but you can also do this by hand.


How to Make It

Step 1

Pulse first 3 ingredients in a food processor 3 or 4 times or until combined. Add butter and shortening, and pulse 8 to 10 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 4 Tbsp. ice water over mixture; pulse 4 or 5 times or until dough clumps together, adding up to 1 Tbsp. ice water, 1 tsp. at a time, if necessary. Gently shape dough into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle (about 1/8 inch thick) on a floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate; crimp edges. Prick bottom and sides with a fork. Line pastry with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights or dried beans.

Step 3

Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper, and bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

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Ratings & Reviews

Unbaked or Baked

April 19, 2015
I haven't baked yet, but tried to determine if buttermilk filling is put in unbaked or baked pastry pie shell.  recipe doesn't state, which leaves me wandering.  I will assume unbaked, based on another recipe that I researched.  I wanted to make this one, but it doesn't clearly state how to bake.