Pie Crust

1-3/4 cups Flour 

1 tsp Salt

2/3 cups Shortening

2 Tbsp Butter

Cut the butter and half the shortening and into flour until the consistency of cornmeal

Cut in the remaining shortening until pea sized

Mix 1/4 cup of chilled water with an equal quantity of chilled vodka and mix into the dry ingredients by tablespoon until you get the correct consistency.


Roll out adding sufficient Vodka to make it easy to handle without tearing.

I roll out pie crusts on a floured cloth with a chilled rolling pin covered with a knit sleeve - Aunt Kathy



Bake unfilled shells in a preheated 450oF oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool before filling.