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The Best Pie Crust Ever

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“Over the years, I've tried different pie crusts & some of them are OK...but THIS one is the BEST yet!!! Put away all of your mixing contraptions, because this is HANDS ON's a little messy, but the results are well worth it.”
1-4 pies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour (I prefer unbleached)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 12 cup water, ice cold


  1. *Use CRISCO shortenings ONLY.
  2. Sift together the flour & salt into a medium size bowl.
  3. Add the butter flavor CRISCO.
  4. Using your clean hands ONLY, mix together until small, pea-size pieces.
  5. Add the cold water & mix until everything is moistened -- do NOT overmix!
  6. On a floured board or table, knead 5-6 times as you would bread.
  7. Form into a ball & SLAP.
  8. Let rest 10-15 minutes.
  9. Divide as needed & roll to desired size.
  10. The LESS you handle pie dough, the BETTER!
  11. This makes enough for 1, 10 inch, double-crust pie.
  12. If making a single-crust, poke holes all over the bottom & sides, using a fork -- this will help prevent shrinkage.
  13. This freezes very well.
  14. *If using for a savory pie, such as pot pie or pasty, use regular CRISCO.

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