Pie Crust IV555 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Ready In: 10 min
“My grandmother supported her family during the Depression by baking. This is her recipe for pie crust. I use this often as I am a pie baker. The trick to good pie crust is to be gentle and treat it very lightly.” - by Jan Bittner
Original recipe yields 1 pie crust
- Mix shortening, flour, and salt together with a fork or a pastry blender until very crumbly. Add as much water as needed to hold together, and mix lightly with a fork.
- Roll gently on a floured pastry cloth to about an inch larger than pie plate. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold. Press into pan. For a single-crust pie, trim with a small knife to about 1/2 inch beyond rim. Fold up, and pinch so edge of pie is raised from rim.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 199 cal
- 13 g
- 17.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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"fantastic pie crust! not too greasy, very easy to work with and very, very flaky. one quick note from past experiences, add the ice water one tablespoon at a time and toss with a fork after each addi..." See moretion."
"I have now used this recipe in the following recipes: Apple Pie by Grandma Ople (from this website), Perfect Pumpkin Pie (from this website), a broccoli quiche (my mom's recipe), and a spinach and mus..." See morehroom quiche (also my mom's recipe). This pie crust has been perfect every time, and makes whatever dish it is in a hundred times better. I have adopted this recipe as my everything pie crust recipe."
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