French Pie Pastry

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“My daughter in law is from France and this is how she makes her pie crusts. I think this is far superior to the ones made with shortening and the crust is much flakier. Hope you like it!”
1 10inch pie shell

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup butter, chilled & cut into small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons ice water


  1. Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse a couple times.
  2. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add water 1 T at a time through top feeder and pulse briefly until dough begins to form a ball.
  4. Remove from processor and place on floured surface.
  5. Form into a ball.
  6. Allow dough to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
  7. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to fit pie pan.
  8. Place in pan, flute edges and prick bottom of dough several times with a fork.
  9. Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  11. Bake pie shell for 15 to 20 minutes or til light brown.

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