The Perfect Pie Crust: Tradition in the Making

We are so lucky to have been adopted by Mr. Zoom's distant cousins here in North Carolina. We share birthdays and holidays and everyday playtime with them, and we are so thankful to know them. 

Last year we participated in their Annual Apple Pie Contest at Thanksgiving. I brought my mothers apple pie, in an ahem, store bought pie crust. The shame. 

This year, we're determined to do little better and we are working on perfecting a homemade pie crust. We're on our second pie of the season, using a combination of butter and shortening. We can't wait to rate this one against the last one we made. 

Do you have a pie crust recipe you love? Care to share? We'll probably make at least a half dozen more pies before Turkey Day 2013 and we can use all the help we can get!