Sunset's Best Basic Pie Crust Dough Recipe

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Sunset's Best Basic Pie Crust Dough
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  1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Drop in butter and shortening. Using your hands, a fork, a pastry cutter, or two knives, work butter and shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles cornmeal with some small pea-sized pieces.
  2. Using a fork, quickly stir in 1/2 cup ice water (mixture will not hold together). Turn dough and crumbs onto a clean surface. Knead just until dough starts to hold together but some bits still fall away, 5 to 10 times. Divide dough in half and pat each half into a 6-inch disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes and up to overnight.
  3. NOTES: If you would like to use lard-which also contributes flavor and flakiness to pie crust-substitute 2 tbsp lard for 2 tbsp of the shortening. Try to get good-quality lard from a butcher shop if you can; it's generally much better than ordinary grocery-store lard. .
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1950.94 Kcal (8168 kJ)
Calories from fat 1111.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 123.5g 190%
Cholesterol 106.86mg 36%
Sodium 5919.73mg 247%
Potassium 379.1mg 8%
Total Carbs 190.32g 63%
Sugars 3.92g 16%
Dietary Fiber 20.7g 83%
Protein 24.16g 48%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 17%
Iron 11.8mg 66%
Calcium 566.1mg 57%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 489.26 Kcal (2048 kJ)
Calories from fat 278.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.97g 190%
Cholesterol 26.8mg 36%
Sodium 1484.57mg 247%
Potassium 95.07mg 8%
Total Carbs 47.73g 63%
Sugars 0.98g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5.19g 83%
Protein 6.06g 48%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 17%
Iron 3mg 66%
Calcium 142mg 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 48.5
  • 53

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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