Mom's Pie Crust

Mom's Pie Crust

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Debra Shapiro
Recipe by  Debra Shapiro

“The very first thing I learned how to cook! This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer! Guaranteed to roll!”

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Original recipe yields 2 pie crusts



  1. Combine flour and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer. Cut butter or margarine or butter and shortening into tablespoon pieces; add it to the flour and butter. Use the paddle beater to cut the butter and flour together. Alternatively, this can be done by hand with a pastry blender.
  2. With the mixer on low speed , or while stirring the mixture with a fork, pour in the cold water. When the dough starts to clump, and before it turns into a ball, stop stirring.
  3. Lightly knead dough in the bowl until it forms a ball. Divide dough into two parts. Flatten each part into a disk, and chill for about 30 minutes before rolling.

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I used regular salted butter and it turned out great! Used my food processer to combine all ingredients.



I admit to using shortening. I thought I had butter. I didn't. I forgot the sugar too! But it was a great mistake! This crust was so tender. I filled it with a no bake pumpkin pie from this sight. Got all rave reviews. The secret of any crust is not to handle the dough. I use a spatula to gather it together. I dump dough on a lightly floured pastry cloth and using the corners of the cloth and pull it together. I just roll dough out and aside from turning; I haven't handled the dough. The warmth of your hands make crust tough. Practice makes perfect. I make at least 2-3 pies a month!



I used this recipe because I was out of shortning. The dough was so easy to work with!!! Great recipe!!!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 196 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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