Double 9-inch Pie Crust



  •     3 cups all purpose flour
  •     2 tablespoons sugar
  •     1-1/2 tsp salt
  •     1 cup (2 sticks) of  very cold or frozen unsalted butter
  •     1/2 cup very cold or frozen vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces
  •     About 1/2 cup ice water



Step 1: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and salt.

Step 2: Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with butter pieces no larger than small peas.


Step 3: Add the water and mix with a fork or pastry blender until the dough pulls together. Divide the dough in half and pat each half into a round flat disk.

Step 4: Wrap in plastic wrap, place in the refrigerator and let rest for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Roll out one disk into a 12-inch round and line the pan or dish. Roll the second dough disk into a 12-inch round and refrigerate until ready to use.


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