I've tried a few different recipes for pie crusts over the years, and while none of them have been horrible, it wasn't until this year I got "WOW this crust is amazing." Jackpot.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Foolproof Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Flour, All-Purpose #1
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, Unsalted
  • ¼ cups Lard/Shortening
  • ½ cups Flour, All-Purpose #2
  • ⅛ cups Vodka
  • ⅛ cups Water, Cold

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Plastic Wraps
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a food processor, process flour #1, salt and sugar until combined, about 2 one second pulses.
  2. Add butter and shortening and process until the dough starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around the blade.
  3. Add flour #2 and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around the bowl and mass of dough has been broken up. Empty mixture into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With a rubber spatula, use a folding motion to mix, pressing down on the dough until the dough is slightly tacky and sticks together.
  5. Divide into indicate number of equal portions, flatten into about a 4 inch disk.
  6. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.
  7. When ready to use simply roll out the disk and prepare crust as outlined in your favorite pie recipes!

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a food processor, process flour #1, salt and sugar until combined, about 2 one second pulses.
  2. Add butter and shortening and process until the dough starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around the blade.
  3. Add flour #2 and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around the bowl and mass of dough has been broken up. Empty mixture into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With a rubber spatula, use a folding motion to mix, pressing down on the dough until the dough is slightly tacky and sticks together.
  5. Divide into indicated number of equal portions, flatten into about a 4 inch disk. Use in cooking day recipes as directed.
  6. Wrap each in plastic wrap and place in gallon freezer bag, label and lay flat to freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Roll out thawed/chilled dough and use in pie recipes as directed.

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