Single-Crust All-Purpose Pastry Single-Crust All-Purpose Pastry

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 9 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Baking: 2006


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup 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, cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles 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.)

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Single-Crust All-Purpose Pastry