Recipe Summary

Makes a 9-inch double pie crust


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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.)