Flaky Pie Crust Dough
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter cut 1/2" pieces
- 1/4 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening cut 1/2" pieces
- 2 tablespoons ice water or more if needed
Whisk flour and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add butter and shortening. Rub in with fingertips until very coarse meal forms. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons water. Toss until moist clumps form, sprinkling with more water by teaspoonfuls if mixture is dry.
Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated. Soften dough slightly at room temperature before using.)
This recipe yields one 9-inch crust.