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Flaky Pie Crust

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes


We have provided two pie crust recipes here, one for a butter crust and one for a traditional shortening crust.


  1. 1  1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening, cold
  4. 3 Tablespoons ice water


  1. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl, cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, over flour mixture, tossing lightly with a fork until mixture forms an even dough.
  3. Form dough into ball and refrigerate, wrapped in plastic, for 1 hour.
  4. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface into circle about 12 to 14 inches round.
  5. Carefully fold in quarters, lift gently and unfold into 9-inch pie pan.
  6. Gently press pastry against bottom and sides of pan. Trim overhang to 1/2 inch, then fold the edge under. Pinch edges to flute.
  • Prep Time: 25 Mintues
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American