Easy to Remember Pie Crust92 Reviews
“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!” - by Deirdre Dee
Original recipe yields 1 single crust
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 170 cal
- 13 g
- 11.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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"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 double, tri..." See moreple, or augment to fit your particular dish. I have used it for savory pies, dessert pies, and cobblers with little problem. My only change is to use milk instead of water, and one can substitute butter or butter-flavored shortening with no problem. Remember though, if you substitute butter cut the water quantity by about 20% (so from 1/2 cup to 6 tbsp.) because butter contains water and shortening does not. Happy baking!"
"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 encounter ..." See morethe same problem, add half a cup of flour. also, DONT FORGET TO CHILL ALL THE INGREDIENTS for at least 20 minutes! it helps alot. to make the pie a nice golden color, smear on a little bit of milk (half a teaspoon) on the uncooked top crust for a nice touch. If you plan on making a double crust pie, dont forget to double the recipe like i almost did. a wonderful filling for this pie crust is Apple pie by grandma ople. this was the first time i ever made something big from scratch, and it was EASY AND DELICIOUS! also, dont forget to cut slits in the pie so it dosnt pop or overflow. hope i helped!"
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