Author: Simple Foodie

Pie Dough


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Pie: 1

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Pie Dough Recipe. This pie dough gives you the flaky homemade crust you desire.


all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
sugar 1 Tbsp
salt 1/4 tsp
vegetable shortening 1/3 cup frozen - cut into 1/4 inch cubes
unsalted butter 3 Tbsps frozen- cut into 1/4 inch cubes
water 1/4 cup ice cold
egg yolk 1
cider vinegar 1/2 tsp


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the all purpose flour, salt, and sugar. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients.
  2. With the mixer on begin to add the frozen cubed vegetable shortening and butter. It should resemble little pellets of flour.
  3. Whisk together the ice cold water, egg yolk, and cider vinegar.
  4. Using a fork begin to mix the dry ingredients. Drizzle in small amounts of the liquid mixture and continue to mix. You will end up with a loose dough. Gather up the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  5. On a flour dusted surface roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Place the dough within your pie tin allowing it to hang over the edge by 1 inch. Cut off the excess. Flute the edges.