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    Flaky Pie Crust

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    15 mins

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    Vseward (Chef~V)'s Note:

    The ingredients sound odd, but this does make a great flaky pastry crust for pies.

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    Serves: 16


    pie crust

    Units: US | Metric

    Perfect Pie Crust

    Combine in bowl and add

    • 1 3/4 cups shortening (I prefer chilled butter) or 1 3/4 cups butter (I prefer chilled butter)

    In small bowl combine


    1. 1
      Mix flour, sugar and salt with fingers or fork till corse mill.
    2. 2
      Combine two mixtures with fingers or fork just until barely moistened. If you over combine you will make it tough and lose flakiness.
    3. 3
      If it looks under stirred and falls apart then you're there! Tightly wrap it in plastic wrap (it will continue to combine by itself while wrapped) and chill for half hour.
    4. 4
      Flour surfaces before rolling out.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2007


      I used frozen butter and grated it in to the flour. The dough was easy to work with the first day and even easier after being chilled for 24hrs. I used theis to make vegetable turnovers, fruit and cream cheese pastries, and apple pie, and with the last bit of dough I made meat turnovers. They all turned out perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on November 27, 2006


      this is a great recipe which i have made for years. my recipe is exactly the same, but is divided into 5 portions. each portion is always enough for a pie crust. this dough may be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for 3 days. this also freezes well.

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    • on October 24, 2010


      I've been using a pie crust recipe for 40 years and decided to find a new one. This one turned out excellent, just what I was looking for. I'll probably use it for the next 40 years.

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    Nutritional Facts for Flaky Pie Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (66 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 319.5
    Calories from Fat 207
    Total Fat 23.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    Cholesterol 13.2 mg
    Sodium 295.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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