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Paula's Perfect Pie Crust Recipe by Paula Deen

4 ratings
Moderate Level
15 MIN 15 Prep + Cook
Servings
$ /Serving
4 ratings
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Moderate Level
15 MIN 15 Prep + Cook
2 Servings
$ /Serving

Paula's Perfect Pie Crust Recipe by Paula Deen

4 ratings
Print
4 ratings
Moderate Level
15 MIN 15 Prep + Cook
2 Servings
$ /Serving
Paula's Perfect Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, cold
  • 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt and sugar. Add the shortening and break it up with your hands as you start to coat it all up with the flour. Add the cold butter cubes and work it into the flour with your hands or a pastry cutter. Work it quickly, so the butter doesn't get too soft, until the mixture is crumbly, like very coarse cornmeal. Add the ice water, a little at a time, until the mixture comes together forming a dough. Bring the dough together into a ball.

 

When it comes together stop working it otherwise the dough will get over-worked and tough. Divide the dough in half and flatten it slightly to form a disk shape. Wrap each disk in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. On a floured surface roll each disk out into a 10 to 11-inch circle to make a 9-inch pie.

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4 Reviews

Mary Ann
Mary Ann 8/18/2015
8/18/2015
We at least need

We at least need the time and temp for baking a plain pie shell.

The PDN Web
The PDN Web 1/2/2015
1/2/2015
Hi Patricia! Hal

Hi Patricia! Halfway through baking, carefully put a ring of tin foil around the edge of the pie crust. This will keep it from burning.

Patricia
Patricia 12/31/2014
12/31/2014
I made a pecan p

I made a pecan pie using your butter pie crust recipe which was very good. However, How do I keep the crust from burning (it was completely black) around the top.

BEVERLEE
BEVERLEE 11/26/2014
11/26/2014
I know that this

I know that this has to be great because of you Sweet Paula

Has been years since I have made homemade pie crust but I am going to give it a try. thank you so much for all you do and for being here for myself and so so many others

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