Friday, January 8, 2010

Basic Pie Crust

Basic Pie Crust

1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup shortening, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water

Add flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add water, 2 tablespoons at a time. Roll into a tight ball and flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour before rolling out.

To pre-bake crust :
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned

To par-bake crust:
Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until bottom of crust just begins to brown.

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