Easy to Remember Pie Crust

Easy to Remember Pie Crust


"This is not a recipe I would recommend to a novice baker. But if you know how to make a pie crust, it is super easy to remember! Half as much shortening as flour, and half as much cold water as shortening!"


servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place flour in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and mix just until dough comes together. Allow to rest in refrigerator before rolling out.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 119 Ratings


Very good pie crust recipe, and it definitely deserves 5 stars for simplicity. It is a fantastic basic, all-purpose crust that is easy to modify to whatever recipe you need, and simple to doubl...

mmmm mm!!! ive had horrible experiences with baking pies but this is so easy! at first i thought the dough would turn into a disaster (it was a little mushier than i had expected) so if you enco...

The Best! Very easy & delicious. Don't know why the note against novices using it! Easy enough for a novice. I chilled the dough for 15 minutes before rolling out. Will definately use this recip...

I have finally found THE pie crust I've been searching for! It's as delicious as it is easy. It came out PERFECT and my whole family raved about it. I used it with "Terry's Favorite Chicken P...

This is the BEST pie crust. This pie crust formula will work out every time. This version only makes one crust, but to make more just multipy the ingredients by the number of crusts you would l...

i doubled this recipe & easily got 2 - 9" single crust pies. the dough is extremely soft but not hard to work with if you keep everything lightly floured (including your fingers). use ice water ...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I have been trying for years (more than I like to remember) to make a pie crust. Everyone in my family of two sisters can make one but not me. Thank you, thank you, Deirdre! ...

Thought this was one of the best and easiest recipes for pie crust that I have tried. My son made it for his first forray into pastry making and loved it. And my husband thinks it is even bett...

This crust is pretty to look at but comes out greasy, as it calls for twice the shortening of most recipes I've used. The dough was also hard to work with and falls apart easily. You're better...