I know that my wife makes the best pie dough.
It's her family recipe that is never fail.
I know that the pies we get at the Mennonite/Amish Restaurant have an amazing crust.
Here is the recipe from the Melting Pot of Mennonite Cookery Book.
Add 1tsp of salt to 2 C flour
Take out 1/2 C of this mixture and add 1/4 C water to it
To the remainder of the flour, add 2/3 C of shortening or lard (at room temperature) and blend well
Combine the two mixtures and mix well
This is enough for a top and a bottom for 1 pie
It's not complicated, it doesn't say anything about ice cold water.
It doesn't talk about the process or refrigeration.
Make it and see what you think.
Peace in the Kitchen!