Jax’s Basic Meat Pie Crust

Recipe courtesy of Jacqueline Twa

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening (do I dare say lard works best?)
1/2 cup cold water

Combine flour and salt in a big bowl. Cut in the cold shortening until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Add water until mixture forms a ball.

Cut the dough in half and roll into 2 balls. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours or overnight.

Roll out dough on a floured surface when you are ready to use.  Try not to work it too much or it will become tough.

Click here for a copy of Jax’s French Canadian Tourtière recipe
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