Baked Single-Crust Pie Shell Baked Single-Crust Pie Shell

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold lard cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup ice water


In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and lard until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.

In liquid measure, whisk egg yolk with vinegar; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Drizzle over dry ingredients, stirring briskly with fork until ragged dough forms. Press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim edge to 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang; fold overhang under and flute edge. Line with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans.

Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove weights and foil. Prick shell all over; bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool on rack.
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Baked Single-Crust Pie Shell