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Author Notes: This recipe comes from the back of the Tenderflake box. It's crisper and less soft than a classic all-butter pie crust, with a very subtle vinegar tang that works really nicely in sturdier fruit pies or savory pies. —Posie Harwood
Makes 3 double-crust pies (6 dough rounds)
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 pound lard
- 1 egg, beaten slightly
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/2 to 1 cups ice water
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and the salt.
- Using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers, cut the lard into the flour mixture until it is in coarse pea-sized lumps.
- Stir together the beaten egg and vinegar and add enough ice water to make 1 cup. Pour this into the lard/flour mixture slowly, stirring as you go.
- Stir the dough with a fork until it comes together in a ball. You may need to drizzle in a little more ice water.
- Using your hands, gently press the dough together into a ball and divide into three pieces. Press each ball into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Bake the crust according to the directions in your recipe. (Each ball of dough will make one double-crust pie.)
- This recipe is a Community Pick!