Combine flour and salt in large bowl.
Add 1 tablespoon sugar for a savory pie, or 2-3 teaspoons for a sweet pie. Whisk into flour.
Cut in the lard w pastry blender or rub w your fingertips until mixture resembles pebbly sand.
Stir in the water until well mixed.
You can also do all of the above in a food processor by using cubed lard and pulsing until the dough forms a ball.
Gather the dough into a ball, divide, and wrap in plastic to chill for 30 mins before using.
Divide in half prior to rolling out to use in your preferred pie recipe.