2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup lard (or shortening - Crisco)
5-6 tablespoons of ice water, or more as needed
(note: if using for a sweet pie, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar)
Mix flour with salt, and cut in butter and lard. You can cut the butter/lard in using a food processor or with a pastry blender. Or, you could use a box grater for the butter.
Put flour mixture in bowl and add water mixing with a fork until pastry comes together. Form into a ball and cut in two pieces. form each into a round, flat disc and refridgerate for 1 hour.
The secret to a good crust is to not over-handle the dough.
Basic Apple Pie
5 or 6 apples
juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
2 tablespoons flour (more if the apples are very juicy)
1 tablespoon butter
double pie crust
Recipe and images via Thibeault's Table