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Flaky Pie Dough

Today’s Best Recipe is Easy, Flaky Pie Dough.

Makes (1) 9-inch pie shell

Total Time: 10-minutes

Flaky Pie Dough


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup cold butter, unsalted and cubed

pie crust preparation

How to Make Flaky Pie Crust:

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.

Add shortening and butter, and with a pastry blender or the tips of your fingers, work into dry ingredients until it resembles a coarse meal, and some pea-sized pieces of butter are visible.

mixing shortening into crust


Next, add water one teaspoon at a time and work into the mixture with a fork until the dough seems dry when pinched.

Place on plastic wrap and press dough into a disk.

Place in refrigerator to chill for one hour.

Roll out and place in the pie plate.

Use for any recipe calling for a 9-inch pie crust, like our Coconut Lime Buttermilk pie recipe.

empty pie crust


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