Recipe by staticat09

This is a recipe I tweaked from It originally called for lard, but I don't care for it, so I subbed half butter, half shortening. I made this for a Colonial Apple Pie, and it was delicious! The 7-Up sounds strange, but you don't taste it at all. It just makes the crust flakey.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 34 cups all-purpose flour
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 14 lb shortening (Stash it in the freezer for a few minutes.)
  • 14 lb cold unsalted butter, cubed (Stash it in the freezer for a few minutes.)
  • 34 cup carbonated lemon lime beverage such as 7-up


  1. In a bowl, combine salt and flour.
  2. Cut in shortening and butter using a pastry cutter until you see pea-sized globs.
  3. Slowly pour in the 7-UP, and stir to combine.
  4. Split dough in half, form into rounds, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Chill in the fridge 30 minutes to an hour before using.
  6. Use in recipes that call for a single-crust pie.

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