Classic Pie Dough Classic Pie Dough

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 23 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2011


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cups cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/3 cup cold lard cubed
  • 1/2 cup cold water (approx)


In bowl, whisk flour with salt.

Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and lard until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces.

Drizzle with water, tossing with fork until ragged dough forms and adding up to 1 tsp more water if necessary.

Divide in half; shape into discs. Wrap each and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

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Classic Pie Dough