Homemade Pie Crust Recipe


Homemade Pie Crust


This quick pastry is a no-fail recipe made easily with ingredients usually found in most kitchens. Be sure to use cold water and keep well-wrapped until ready to use.



Estimated Times:

Preparation - 10 min | Yields - 8 servings for 9-inch crust (4-cup volume)




    * 1 cup all-purpose flour

    * 1/2 teaspoon salt

    * 1/3 cup vegetable shortening

    * 2 tablespoons cold water*



COMBINE flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.


SHAPE dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.


NOTE: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.


*Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.