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Flakey Pie Crust


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Serves | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup vegetable shortening, frozen, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter or margarine
6 tablespoons ice water
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor.


Add shortening and butter and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal.


Transfer mixture to bowl.


Mix 6 tablespoons ice water and vinegar in small bowl; pour over flour mixture.


Stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry.


Gather dough into 2 balls; flatten each into disk.


Wrap each in plastic and chill 30 minutes.


(Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw overnight in refrigerator.


Soften slightly at room temperature before using).


Pairs Well With


Notes

2 nine inch pie crusts

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