Flaky Pie Pastry Flaky Pie Pastry

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2004


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


In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In glass measure, whisk egg with lemon juice. Add enough ice water to make 2/3 cup (150 mL). Drizzle over flour mixture, stirring with fork until mixture clumps together. Divide in half; press into discs. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.)

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Flaky Pie Pastry