Lard and 7-up distinguish this eccentric pie crust recipe. But it all comes together perfectly: The dough rolls out easily and bakes up tender and flaky. This recipe yields four pie crusts.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pound lard, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in lemon-lime soda until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in quarters and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.