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Serves : Makes a 9-inch double pie crust

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a measuring cup, lightly beat the egg. Add enough of the ice water to measure 1/2 cup.

Step 2    

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, shortening and butter. Rub or cut the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 3    

Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir the mixture into the dough.

Step 4    

Turn the dough onto a sheet of waxed paper and knead briefly into a smooth ball. Divide the the dough in half, pat each piece into a smooth 6-inch disk, wrap separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. (If the pastry is made a day ahead, let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so to prevent it from cracking when you roll it out.)

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