Extra Flaky Vodka Pie Crust

I’m a pretty big fan of pies, mostly because of the crust. My total week spot is flaky pie crust. So we all know about lard and how it makes a flaky crust but what if you could add to it for the ultimate flake? Well it turns out if your looking for that ultimate flake, a combination of lard and vodka is what you really want to use. You only need a mini bottle of good quality vodka to make this light and flaky pie crust.

Makes 1 full pie crust

  • 2 cups + 1/2 cup for rolling, all purpose unbleached flour 
  • 1/2 ice cold water
  •  1/2 cup + 2 tbs butter, cold & cubed
  • 2 tbs lard, cold & cubed
  • 1 tbs good quality vodka ( grey goose is a good option and the minis are affordable )
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk flour & salt together.
  2. Using a fork or a food processor blend flour, salt, butter and lard together until it has the appearance of fine bread crumbs.
  3. Pour in vodka and mix well. Larger clumps should start to form in the mix.
  4. Pour in the cold water and mix until a ball has formed.
  5. Firmly wrap in saran wrap and let the dough rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Separate dough into 2 8 oz pieces. On a floured surface roll out to fit the pie dish.
  7. Fill crust and bake according to pie directions.
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