• Cooking Time:
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 15


  • 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).


2 nine inch pie crusts

Categories: Dough/Crust 

Author Credit: Bon Appetit June 2000

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