My favorite crust for fruit pies. Always tender and flaky!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 6 tablespoons ice water
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 cup shortening
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
Place 1/2 cup of flour mixture in a small bowl, and stir in water until smooth.
Cut shortening into remaining flour mixture until it looks like coarse meal. Blend in the flour-water mixture.
Wrap dough and chill in refrigerator.