Okay, so for me, you just can’t beat the original recipes from my heroine, Julia Child’s. I use the original recipe but I do add 1 Tbsp of sugar, I just like it better this way, so this is how it goes! If making a savory quiche, I still add the sugar…it’s just better. However, omit if you like!
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
(Julia Child’s Inspired) Pie Crust
MAKES: 2 single pie crusts
LEVEL: Intermediate—you got this!
1 1/3 Flour
1 ¼ stick butter (I use salted)
2 Tbsp shortening (Crisco)
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/3 C very cold water
Pulse in food processor just until it crumbles. Pulse until it forms a ball – stop as soon as this happens. You can roll immediately, or make 2 round disks and wrap well and refrigerate for later. If refrigerated, take out of cooler and let rest 30 minutes to bring up to workable/rollable condition.
Makes 2 single or 1 double crust for pies. Or large sheet of pastry dough for use in wrapping apples (as shown) or pastry of your choice! Enjoy!