Adria’s Pie Crust

Pie Crust ++ the pear and plum

A simple staple pie crust recipe from my friend Adria. It’s┬ájust the single crust so double it as needed.

(makes 1 crust)


  • 1.5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 8T Unsalted Butter, chopped into pieces
  • 2 T Shortening (optional – makes for a flakier crust.)
  • 2-4 T Ice Water (for real – put a piece of ice in the water)


  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse the butter and shortening in until pea size balls appear.
  2. Add water a Tablespoon at a time until it starts to comes together. (If you let it roll into a ball in your machine, you’ve mixed too long.)
  3. Dump mixture out onto a pastry cloth (or clean surface) and press together into a ball, put it in a covered dish and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. After the hour is up, flour your surface, roll it out and commence with the pie making.