My Favorite Pie Crust
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup cold shortening
  • 4-7 tablespoons ice cold water
  1. Pulse the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine. Add the cubed butter and clumps of shortening. Pulse until the butter and shortening have been broken into small pieces and are mostly incorporated into the flour mixture. Add the water a few tablespoons at a time, and pulse until mixture comes together when pressed. Dump onto plastic wrap and press into disc. Refrigerate at least one hour or up to overnight before rolling and using as stated in the particular pie recipe you are using.
Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay
Recipe by Pies and Plots at