Aida's Single Pie Crust

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

I saw this on an episode of Ask Aida. Makes 1 crust for a 9" or 10" pie. She suggests keeping the shortening in the freezer which will make the crust flakier. I found this dough to be easy to roll and indeed very flaky. I used the cooking time for the resting time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut in the butter until there are large crumbles.
  3. Cut in the shortening until incorporated. The crumbles do not have to be uniform in size.
  4. Add the ice water by tablespoon just until the dough can be shaped into a ball.
  5. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and let in rest in the refrigerator.
  6. Roll to the desired size on a floured surface, place in pie plate, and pierce the bottom with fork tines.
  7. While preheating the oven, put a cookie sheet in the oven. Place the pie plate on this hot surface while baking to ensure a flaky bottom crust.