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Boiling Water Pie Crust

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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"My mom used this recipe quite often."
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Ingredients

servings 113
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 double crust)

Directions

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  1. Put shortening in a mixing bowl, pour boiling water over, and stir until smooth.
  2. Measure flour, sift with salt and baking powder. Add to the shortening and water mixture, mixing only until blended. Chill before using.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 113 calories; 12.8 0.1 0 0 176 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used butter instead of shortening and it was just what I needed for my pot pie! Add a little sweet and it would be perfect for a dessert pie too! Edited to add: I made this using shortening in...

Most helpful critical review

This crust was way too crumbly. After refrigerating the dough, I had to let it warm up to even try to roll it out. I'm wondering why the recipe says to refrigerate at all, since you have to le...

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I used butter instead of shortening and it was just what I needed for my pot pie! Add a little sweet and it would be perfect for a dessert pie too! Edited to add: I made this using shortening in...

it is a very good crust.believe it or not. It comes out flaky and good. I used it for a pumpkin pie.

This crust was way too crumbly. After refrigerating the dough, I had to let it warm up to even try to roll it out. I'm wondering why the recipe says to refrigerate at all, since you have to le...

I love this recipe! I have used a very similar recipe that calls for boiling water, but just regular flour. I call it my "no-fail" crust. Like all crusts, it's subjective to humdity. If your...

This recipe made a tender, flaky golden crust for my turkey pot pie. Definitely the best crust I've ever made, and oh, so simple! Thanks for sharing!

I used this for a quiche and it was tasty, but I had some trouble handling it. Next time I'll let it chill longer, I guess.

I tried this recipe and found that it worked very well. In fact, I'm using it tonight for a mince meat pie.

Other than a pain to roll out this was a good recipe

I am not an expert at crusts by any means. It's the one cooking/baking area that I am pretty weak in. This recipe is amazing once you get the method of handling this dough. I use it exclusively ...