Double-Crust Flakey Pie Crust

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. shortening or 2/3 c. lard
  • 4 to 5 tsp. iced water

Combine flour and salt in bowl. Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form, using a pastry blender.

Sprinkle iced water over crumb mixture a little at a time, tossing with a fork until dough forms. Press dough firmly into a ball.

Use as directed in recipe. Makes pastry for 1 (2-crust) 8" or 9" pie.

For 10" pie: Follow directions for basic pastry, but use 3 c. flour, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 c. plus 2 Tbsp. shortening or 1 c. lard and 8 Tbsp. iced water.