Basic Pie Dough Recipe
(for double-crust 9 inch pie)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
5 Tablespoons ice cold water
1) In food processor, mix flour and salt. Add chilled shortening and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with pea-sized pieces remaining.
2) Slowing add water over flour mixture while pulsing until dough holds together.
3) Divide dough into two, with one ball slightly larger than the other. Flatten dough into 1/2 inch thick round disks, wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.