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- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
- 1⁄2 cup ice water
- Parchment paper
Add flour, salt to a large mixing bowl.
Add chilled shortening and butter; use a pastry blender or fork to cut them into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough begins to clump together; avoid overmixing. You may not need the entire 1⁄2 cup of ice water.
Gently mold the dough into a ball, then divide it into 2 pieces. Press each piece gently with your hands into a flat disk.
Cover each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours (or stick it in the freezer for 30 minutes).
Spread out a large sheet of parchment paper; lightly flour one of the dough balls and place it on the paper.
Use your rolling pin to gently press the pie dough out into a large circle. Always start at the center of the crust, and work outwards. You want your dough to be thin, and about 1⁄2 inch larger then the diameter of your pie dish.
Gently turn the dough into your pie dish and remove the parchment paper. Settle it smoothly into the bottom and sides of the pan.