I just don't know how to feel about this crust. Been trying for weeks to find the right pie crust for Grandma Ople's apple pie, which is outrageously good. I've mastered the pie filling, making my own apple sauce to stir into the caramel. I've mastered the lattice construction, no small feat for one as coordination-challenged as myself. Not happy with the various crusts I've tried. Like others stated, this one is flaky and light. Just not sure about the taste and borders on greasy, and I took suggestions and used half butter and half shortening. It still tastes of full shortening. No one in the family complained, but I knew what I was looking for and didn't quite get at. I will keep it, as it did accomplish the flakiness I couldn't get with the others I've tried. I'll try it with full butter next time or keep reading reviews for tips to perfect. Better than average.
*Update: it's been some months and I happened to try this crust again, with half butter half crisco baking sticks, just like before. The only thing I did different was used it on an apple berry pie from this site as well. I don't know what happened, maybe because it's dead of winter now, I don't know, but this crust was perfect! I've done it 4 times now for two pies, top and bottom crust. I don't know what to say, but I retract my previous concerns because this is the crust I've been looking for! I did a whole top crust this time, instead of lattice. Maybe that helped. My apologies for mediocre review before!
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I just don't know how to feel about this crust. Been trying for weeks to find the right pie...