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Miracle Baking Powder Pie Crust

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"My favorite crust for fruit pies. Always tender and flaky!"
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Ingredients

servings 202
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 crusts)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of flour mixture in a small bowl, and stir in water until smooth.
  3. Cut shortening into remaining flour mixture until it looks like coarse meal. Blend in the flour-water mixture.
  4. Wrap dough and chill in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 202 calories; 13 18.8 2.4 0 243 Full nutrition

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I've been making very good pie crusts for years with the standard Betty Crocker crisco + flour + water recipe, and I'm pretty good at it. But I wanted to experiment with adding baking soda so I...

Most helpful critical review

I too wanted to try this recipe for something different. My mistake. Not flakey and bad taste ( the baking powder I guess). I will stick with hot water and lard crust.

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I've been making very good pie crusts for years with the standard Betty Crocker crisco + flour + water recipe, and I'm pretty good at it. But I wanted to experiment with adding baking soda so I...

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! I might have never tried this recipe, but reading CDC123's review piqued my interest. I'm an avid cook...a 40-year veteran. I also had a favorite, tr...

I am not an experienced pie maker. This crust was excellent. It was simple and could withstand extra handling. A very flaky crust.

This was definitely the flakiest crust I have ever made! I made one and one-half recipe for 3 single pie crusts. I used 1/3 butter and 2/3 shortening. It was delicious!

This is the best pie crust I have ever made! I used lard instead of shortening because I've heard that the lard will give you a flakier crust. Pairing that with this recipe definitly makes it ...

Now I mean it this time! This is the BEST pie crust I have ever had. Do not doubt it or change it. Just try it for yourself and see. Yummy and flaky!

I also used the butter/shortening combo like others. And I can say this is my new favorite crust for fruit pies! I never liked ready-made refridgerator or freezer crusts because they are alwa...

Simply the best pie crust, especially if you handle it as little as possible. My boyfriend is very picky about his pie crust, and he loved this one as much as his Grandmother's! Thank you Rocky.

I too wanted to try this recipe for something different. My mistake. Not flakey and bad taste ( the baking powder I guess). I will stick with hot water and lard crust.