1 1/2 cups flour
4 tablespoon butter, cold and cubed
4 tablespoon Crisco, cold
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar, optional
3 tablespoon ice water
1
Sift flour, salt and sugar, if using and place in bowl of food processor. Add cold butter and Crisco. Place top on processor and pulse gentle until combined. Pulse slowly and drizzle cold water through processor tube in cover until dough forms a ball.
2
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3o minutes
3
Roll out on floured board. Follow directions for recipe that you are using.

I have chosen the following piecrust recipes to share, because  I have used both of them successfully for both savory and sweet recipes. This recipe takes a few more minutes to prepare and you have the added chore of washing the processor bowl and blade.  Now this may not sound very important to you folks who enjoy cooking and know what it encumbers, but that was the number one reason students in my cooking classes listed as the reason that they did not like to cook.