Flaky Butter Pie Crust


Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse


3 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter

2/3 cup cold lard

4 to 5 tablespoons ice water


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and lard and work it in your

hands until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water, a little at a time, using your hands

until the dough comes together in the palm of your hand. Do not over work the dough. Cover

the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove the dough from the

refrigerator and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough to desired thickness