This recipe is fantastic. I'm not a baker - we rarely eat sweets - but I needed to make a pie (two pies, actually) and the raves about this one were very convincing so I tried it. It is truly excellent. I practically beat it to death and I was so scared I'd ruined it, but it came out lovely. It does only make roughly enough for just over 3 single crusts, but that's all I needed. I used unsalted butter with no ill effect (the thought of "vegetable shortening" is not one I can personally deal with). I made sure to use ice water and I refrigerated the dough for a couple of hours before I needed to use it. It was quite stiff when I rolled it out. Lovely flavor, tender, crispy, flaky. If I have any complaint it is that it seemed to take a bit long to brown up. Thank you, thank you!
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This recipe is fantastic. I'm not a baker - we rarely eat sweets - but I needed to make a pie...