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Sweet Pie Crust Recipe
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Sweet Pie Crust Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Shortening
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • Butter for pie plate: As required
  • ½ Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp Ice Water

Instructions

  • Butter the skillet or pie plate thoroughly and leave it aside
  • Take flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut the shortening and butter. You can use a fork to blend them as well.
  • Ensure that the mixture becomes like a thick, coarse mass.
  • Add the water slowly to the mixture, and continuously stir with a wooden spoon to form the dough.
  • The dough is to be added to the floured sheet to form a thick layer.
  • Sprinkle some dough on top of the dough as well.
  • Place another floured sheet on top of it and start rolling it with a pin.
  • Once made into a thin sheet of about 1/8th inches, remove the top floured sheet.
  • Roll it over on the other side to remove the bottom layer of the flour sheet.
  • Put the rolled pie dough into the pie plate.
  • Now, cover the pie plate with a thin lid and keep it in the freezer for 30 to 35 minutes. You can leave it overnight for better results.
  • Before you set it for baking, use a fork to prick holes on the lower end of the pie dough place it into the pie plate.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the pie crust for 8 to 9 minutes for a perfectly crusty finish.