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Flaky Pie Dough- single crust

Better Baker
My all-time favorite pie crust recipe.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 1 single crusted pie


  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter chilled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening chilled
  • 3 Tbsp water very cold
  • 1 Tbsp White vinegar


  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with blade attachment, place flour, salt and sugar. Pulse until combined, approx 30 seconds.
  • Add the chilled butter and shortening. Pulse for about 8-10 quick pulses until the mixture resembles cottage cheese. Fat pieces should be well coated in flour and approx pea sized.
  • Pour mixture into a medium mixing bowl and lightly sprinkle water and vinegar measurements over the top of the fat and flour mix. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in liquids.
  • Need very briefly until mixture comes together. Cover in plastic and chill for at least one hour before using.