mix dry ingredients
cut shortening into dry ingred. -use butter knives and criss cross them or a pastry cutter
slowly pour in ice cold water and mix till pull away from side. keep cutting till firm ball
divide into 4 balls and roll out. top dough circles thinner
fold into halves with transferring so no rip.
425 for 15 minutes if cooking by itself
Cold pie crust will make for the ultimate flakey fluffy pie simple pie crust recipe. It will also help keep all the fancy decorative styling in place while it cooks. A cold pie crust will keep the edged from falling down and sinking while baking.
Sometimes the pie crust edges can get over cooked and too brown. To keep this from happening place some foil around just the edges until 15 minutes before its done.
Yes! you can make pie dough ahead of time. You can even roll it out, place plastic wrap around, and store in the fridge. Make sure that it is air tight so it is not drying out while storing.