- Yield: 2 crusts
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
Perfect Pastry Pie Crust
When it comes to pie, you need a reliable dough recipe you can count on time and time again. This recipe creates the perfect pastry-style pie crust. So flaky, buttery, and best of all, easy.
Mix salt with the flour. Work in butter and lard (a food processor works well for this), until it is mixed into bits no larger than a pea.
Stir in enough water with a fork (or your processor) to make the dough come together.
The best rule of thumb is to start with half of the water and give it a good mixing before adding more water.
Divide into 2 balls, wrap in plastic wrap and chill. When you're ready to use your crust, roll one of the dough balls out into a flat pie shell.