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Boiling Water Crust II

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"Extremely flaky crust with little hassle."
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servings 285
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 double crust)


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  1. Place shortening and milk in a large heatproof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whisk until mixture is the consistency of heavy cream.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon just until dough forms a ball. Refrigerate before rolling out.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 285 calories; 19.6 23.9 3.3 < 1 292 Full nutrition

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I was a little skeptical about this recipe, but was looking for a quick pie crust. It was easy and very tender and flaky. If you are using deep dish pie plates, you won't get two crusts out of ...

simple and easy to make. i find that it works just as well with butter.

Easy? Not really - this was really soft, fragile dough to work with, even after chilling. It tasted fine - it just wasn't any easier than regular pie crust - in fact it was harder to work wit...

Works for me! I like the simplicity and the results. Each cook has their own crust recipe, and this has become mine!