Baker's Secret Pie Crust

Baker's Secret Pie Crust

by Sarah Smith 1 year ago
4.5 (10)
221.5 kcal
20 g carbs
Description

I used to be challenged by pie crusts. After 27 plus years of experimenting, this is the MOST successful recipe that I have developed. If using salted butter, reduce salt to 1/4 teaspoon.

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup cake flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cubes ice
  • ½ cup cold water
Directions
  1. 1. Measure butter & shortening onto a plate, put into freezer for about 20 minutes.
  2. 2. Measure cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds to mix.
  3. 3. Take 1/2 of the cold butter and 1/2 of the cold shortening, put into processor with dry ingredients and pulse off and on for about 1 minute. Scrape down twice while doing this.
  4. 4. Take remainder of the cold butter & cold shortening and cut in very briefly with the processor, leaving visible pea-sized chunks. Do not over process at this stage!
  5. 5. In a measuring cup, mix egg yolk and vinegar together, add ice cubes and water. Let this get chilled, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. 6. Remove mixed flours and shortening from processor, put into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle approximately 4 to 5 tablespoons of this egg, water, vinegar mixture, a little at a time, mixing gently with a fork. The key to this is, you do not want a wet dough, and you do not want to overmix.
  7. 7. Place this dough into plastic wrap or plastic bag, chill in refrigerator for a few minutes. (May also be frozen for a few weeks at this stage for future use).
  8. 8. Remove from refrigerator and roll out. This makes absolutely the BEST pie crusts. I have won County Fair competitions with this pie crust. Double for making a 2-crust pie.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 1 deep pie crust
calories: 221.5 kcal
carbohydrates: 20 g
protein: 2.7 g
saturated fat: 5.9 g
cholesterol: 40.9 mg
sodium: 155.5 mg
fiber: 0.5 g
sugar: 0.6 g