Vodka Pie Crust Recipe


350 grams seperated in to 180 grams and 170 grams flour  (1 1/2 cups + 1 cup) 

1 teaspoon sea salt 

2 tablespoons sugar 

170 grams (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch slices 

1/2 cup chilled lard or vegetable shortening cut into 4 pieces 

1/4 cup vodka, chilled 

1/4 cup chilled water 


A food processor if you have one, or a bowl works too.

A pie pan or dish


Homemade Vodka Pie Crust from Scratch

This recipe is based on Cooks Illustrated "almost famous" pie crust recipe. Check out Cooks Illustrated, they do good things.


#1: Combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until mixed. About 2 one second pulses.

#2: Add butter and lard and pulse mix until dough just comes together and looks like cottage cheese. All the flour should be incorporated. About 15 seconds.

#3: Scrape bowl and evenly distribute the dough. Add remaining 1 cup of flour. Pulse until the dough is evenly distributed in the bowl. About 4 to 6 quick pulses.

#4: Empty into a medium bowl.

#5: Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture.

#6: With a spatula, fold the dough onto itself, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together.

#7: Divide the dough into 2 even balls. Flatten the balls into a 4 inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 60 minutes. Or up to 2 days. 


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Great go to pie crust
I am always searching for a better, faster, foolproof pie crust...this is it
by Louise