Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust

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Recipe from Ladies' Home Journal
YIELD
2 single crusts
TOTAL TIME
15 mins

Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust
YIELD
2 single crusts
TOTAL TIME
15 mins
by 3  people
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Ingredients
  • 2 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1   teaspoon salt
  • 1   tablespoon sugar
  • 12   tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4  cup chilled shortening
  • 1   tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2  cup very cold water
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Directions
1. 
In a food processor pulse together flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 10 times or until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and some of the butter is pea-size. (Alternately, combine in a bowl using a pastry blender or a fork.)
2. 
Combine vinegar with cold water. While pulsing crumb mixture in processor, drizzle in just enough water moisture to form dough, 1/3 to 1/2 cup. (dough will hold together when you pinch it.) Halve dough, wrap in plastic wrap and press into disks. Chill for 1 hr or until read to use. May be frozen for up to 2 months.
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