Savory Pie Crust
- 8 ounces all-purpose flour (abt 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tbspns)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter cut 1/4" pieces
- 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
- 3 tablespoons ice water
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Incorporate the butter pieces and shortening by hand, working the fat into the flour with your fingertips until the dough starts to come together and form small pea shapes. Work the ice water into the dough with your fingers until it just comes together, being careful not to over-mix.
Form the crust into a disk shape, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30 minutes before rolling out to fit into a pie pan.
This recipe yields 1 (9- or 10-inch) pie crust.