My wife makes the best pies. There’s no use arguing. If you think you or someone you know can make a better pie than my wife, I will happily invite you over to our home so you can try one of my wife’s pies. I’m sure she won’t mind.
My wife has this recipe for Double-Crust Pastry memorized like the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
- 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; chill until ready to use. Roll and fit pastry into pieplate as pie recipe directs.