Hot Water Pie Crust II

Hot Water Pie Crust II


"Easy, always good pie crust. Very tender. This recipe uses vinegar and cornstarch."


servings 287 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine shortening, vinegar, and milk. Pour in hot water and whip until mixture is smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, and cornstarch. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture and stir just until dough comes together. Roll out dough between sheets of wax paper. If dough is difficult to work with, refrigerate before rolling.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I've been making ice water pie crust for many years and was pretty skeptical of using hot water. Wow, was I wrong! This was so easy and came out of the oven tender and flaky. I added a tablesp...

I LOVE this recipe! i could never make a pie crust worth eating..that is if i ever even got it in the pan! i have made this one with shortning, lard, and butter, all worked evenly as well..and i...

This is THE BEST pie crust recipe EVER!!!! I have tried and failed, miserably with other techniques...this one is the bomb! I will definitely pass this one on to the next generation!

Absolutely wonderful crust! I just threw everything into my food processor and it turned out beautiful! The crust is light, flaky and delicious. This will be my #1 recipe for crust from now o...

This crust tasted really good. It's a nice flaky crust that doesn't turn out to tuff. I tried to handle it very gently, so as not to overwork it. Also, I used just a little bit less salt. If...

this came out perfect...and I am the worst at pie crusts..just avoided making them after a few to many mistakes. This was great..used for a pot pie...rolled between saran wrap (its all I had) a...

I was hesitant to try this recipe as it seemed so different but it turned out great! I have trouble rolling out dough but this wasn't bad at all and it turned out tender and flakey.

I think I have finally found a pie crust dough that works!! Finally! it can truly be "easy as pie!" I just wanted to do a test batch, so I made 1/4 of the recipe, wondering if it would even...

I've always had trouble when it comes to making pie crust, but not with this one. I follow the recipe just as it appears and it turns out wonderful and flakey everytime. Making pies is not a ...