Looking for the best homemade pie crust recipe? Julia Child’s pastry dough recipe is the best for homemade pies, turnovers and flaky pizza crust!


all-purpose flour salt sugar butter  – shorteningice water


– mixing bowl  – measuring spoons – rolling pin

Step 1:

Place 2 c all-purpose flour in a bowl

Step 2:

Add 1 tsp salt

Step 3:

Add 1/4 tsp sugar

Step 4:

Slice 1 1/2 sticks of butter into 1/2″ slices Add to flour mixture

Step 5:

Add 4 Tbs chilled shortening

Step 6:

Start chilling a glass full of water with ice and set aside (you won’t use the ice)

Step 7:

Form into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until ready to roll out and use.

Step 8:

When ready to use, roll out on a lightly floured surface

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