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This shortcrust pastry recipe is everything you need to make the perfect apple pie crust and topping. It is also the perfect pastry for this pecan pie recipe, and blueberry pie recipe. Many people have asked us how to make shortcrust pastry so we decided to publish an easy recipe to show people the steps.
There are apple pie recipes that call for lard pastry, using lard as an alternative for butter. The advantage of using Lard is it produces an extremely crisp, flaky crust. It's also easy to work with, as its melting point is higher than butter, so it doesn't soften as quickly while you handle it, or threaten to dissolve into the flour as quickly as butter before baking.
Shortcrust pastry is perfect for making pies because it has a much closer crumb structure, it can be used to construct robust cases and exteriors for pies and tarts, and can stand up to both wet and dry fillings.
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