Perfect! I have only attempted homemade crusts a few times and have never really had that much luck...UNTIL NOW...YAY!!!!
I've made this 3 times in 3 days, and I get a ton of compliments with every pie. Super easy to whip together. I used shortening like the recipe calls for (instead of butter as some mentioned) and thought it had great taste. I love the crunch of the sugar. I used the recipe exactly as it said.
I only have two recommendations that might be helpful. The first time I made this I put it in my Kitchen Aid mixer and used the paddle attachment to bring the dough together. It sort of clumped around in my mixer but I just put it on a higher speed for a few seconds and it came together perfectly. The next two times I made it I didn't have my mixer, so I had to do it by hand. I found it to be a bit crumbly and hard to blend, but I just broke it into smaller batches and worked each ball of dough separately. Secondly, I'd brush the dough with an egg before putting it in the oven. It gave it a nice shine and golden color that really made a difference. Lastly, it makes quite a bit. I had enough for 2 crusts and possibly a third, but I like my crust thick and with a wide edge so I probably didn't get as much out of it as most people did.
This will absolutely be my new crust recipe!
UPDATE: I made this for the 4th time but forgot to pick up shortening at the store. I substituted butter = horrible result. Using shortening is a must!
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Perfect! I have only attempted homemade crusts a few times and have never really had that...