I LOVE pie. It is my favorite thing in the world. Unfortunately, all store bought pies contain traces of nuts, which I can’t risk. So over the years, I have developed a foolproof pie dough which can be made in a whip. This can be used for savory or sweet dishes.
Here’s what you will need (makes enough for 2 pies or 1 pie with a top crust):
2 cups of flour
2/3 cup of shortening
1/4 cup of cold water
Add the shortening to the flour using either a pastry cutter or two butter knives.
Once the shortening is cut up to the size of peas, add some cold water to the dough tossing it with a fork until flour is moist -you may not have to use all the water, I usually do as the dough can be quite crumbly.)
Gather the dough and divide into two pieces. At this point you can either freeze it in separate balls or roll it out and freeze it in disks. If you are opting to use it right away, store it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (in disk shape) before rolling it out.