Thanks Nate. I'm no CDDP expert, nor do I play one on TV, but it came out OK I think. Crust flavor was very good. I greased my pan with lots of butter, so the outside crisped up a bit, but the crumb was moist and soft- like a savory shortcrust, but more crumbly than flaky. I wouldn't hesitate to use lard again, it added to the texture and flavor! Thanks for the inspiration to give CDDP another shot!