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Can I Make Pie Dough?

I had never made pie dough until I decided to make my own pie dough to make the Ice Cube Tray Mini-Pies.


I chose this recipe from the Food Network because it seemed to be one of the easiest. However, as I have mentioned in other posts, I do not have a food processor, which is recommended in this recipe, so I just used an electric mixer.

Part-Butter/Part-Shortening Easy Pie Dough from Food Network https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/part-butterpart-shortening-easy-pie-dough-4603143?_branch_match_id=462006623080060520

I made a full batch.


- 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour, cold, plus more for dusting

- 1 tablespoon sugar

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 12 tablespoons (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled in the freezer for 10 minutes

- 4 tablespoons (50 grams) shortening, chilled in the freezer for 10 minutes

- 1/2 cup ice water

- 1 teaspoon lemon juice

You are supposed to put it in a food processor and pulse all the ingredients -- except ice water and lemon juice together, then add the lemon and ice water until it comes together as a dough.

You are supposed to let it chill for at least 20 min. before using. You can check out the Food Network for more detailed instructions.

RESULT: Success / Fail.

We are good at this? / We are good at this. I think the dough turned out pretty well considering that I didn't have a food processor and the chunks of butter were still kind of big.

What I was most shocked about was how much butter (and shortening) is in pie dough. Haha. :) I didn't use all the butter in the first picture, but a bunch of it.

Calorie count: This pie crust recipe has >2,600 calories! Sad, but true. Not for everyday.

Even more reason to eat it just as a ice cube tray mini-pie. :)

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