2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), divided into several pieces
1/3 cup shortening, divided into several pieces
1/4 cup ice water
In a food processor combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and shortening. Process (or pulse) until the mixture is coarse. Add the water slowly, being careful not to overprocess.
Remove the dough, roll out on a floured surface, and place in a 9-inch pie pan. (You will have dough left over; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, then bake it for a snack.)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon grated nutmeg (fresh-grated makes all the difference)
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients except the butter, then whisk it in. Pour into the prepared crust and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick or knife blade inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with Southern Comfort raspberry sauce (recipe below).
Southern Comfort Raspberry Sauce
12 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries (or your favorite berry)
4 tablespoons Southern Comfort
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the berries are soft. Transfer the mixture to a blender and purée. Pass the purée through a fine strainer, such as a chinois, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract all of the liquid.