Create a flaky, delicious pie crust with your secret ingredient: Vodka!
Process 1 1/2 cup flour, sugar, and salt in a food process until combined.
Scatter butter and shortening over top.
Continue to process until mixed and begins to form uneven clumps - no floury bits.
Scrape bowl ; add remaining flour
Pulse until mixture is broken into pieces and evenly distributed.
Transfer to a bowl.
Sprinkle vodka and water over flour mixture.
Press with a stiff rubber spatula until it sticks.
Divide in 2.
Put each dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten into a 4 inch disk.
Wrap tightly; refrigerate 1 hour.
Before rolling, let soften slightly (approximately 15 minutes)
Roll out - dough will be sticky!
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Fill with desired filling. Refrigerate.
*IF you wanted to use this vodka pie crust recipe for a savory pie, do not pre-bake the crust. Place filling into an unbaked pie crust and bake it all until cooked through.