Foolproof Pie Crust

From Aunt Frances (Sian) Phillips

4 cups all-purpose flour
2½ sticks of butter or margarine
½ cup Crisco or lard
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon vinegar
½ cup ICE cold water

Combine first 5 ingredients, cutting in fat until mixture is coarse and crumbly, with pieces the size of very small peas. Combine water and vinegar, stir into flour mixture with a fork until moistened. Do not over mix. Shape into 4 equal pieces. Chill at least 15 minutes before rolling. Dough can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for later use.

This recipe makes enough pie crust for 2 double crust pies.

A special note to my family, yes you can make this in a food processor but you are working with 6+ cups of ingredients so you need a food processor bowl that will hold much more than 6 cups.  You can also mix this in your Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment, that is what Grandma Honey used, or she did it by hand.


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