Makes 6 crusts, and can be stored for several weeks.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks. To make 2 pie crusts, combine 2 1/2 cups mix with 5 tablespoons water.

Nutrition Facts

142.2 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 9mg 3% DV; sodium 56.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2008
GOODNESS at its finest!! I would have never considered lard in the past but I am NEVER going to make another pie crust.It is beyond awesome and it redefines the word "flaky" in context to a pie crust. I would give it a 10 if I could!!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
I will take responsibility here however the directions could have been more precise. I used the lard based on the recipe (one pound) but I guess it was too much... My crust was mushy and I never could get it up to par no matter how much flour I added. I managed to get it in the pie plate and it never baked through. After cooling the taste was not good. Very disappointing! Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2008
GOODNESS at its finest!! I would have never considered lard in the past but I am NEVER going to make another pie crust.It is beyond awesome and it redefines the word "flaky" in context to a pie crust. I would give it a 10 if I could!!!!!!!! Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2008
I used shortening with mine only because I have family members that do not eat lard. It came out pretty good--I had to add a little more flour though since the consistancy was a little different. Haven't actually eaten the pie yet but it rolled out fairly well and looks really good. Will repost rating on how it taste at later time. Thanks for the short-cut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2008
This was exactly the recipe I needed. I've now shared it with the rest of the women in the family who sometimes are rushed as well. My only mistake was after rolling out the crust I put it in the fridge and didn't take it out to let it come to room temp before working with it. So it was falling apart. Luckily that didn't matter so much for what I needed it for. I will continue to use this recipe for many more pies and dumplings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
I made this recipe using butter flavored crisco instead of the lard and it was wonderful. I also used self-rising flour so I didn't need to measure the baking powder and salt. I will make this one again and again. I used it for fruit pies pumpkin pie and chicken pot pie. It is SO versitle. It is SO flaky. I don't know how long the mix will keep because it was such a hit that I keep using it all up. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
This is great and very workable. I opted for a mix of whole wheat and white flour to give it more health benefits and some texture. It's beautiful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
This is the best pie crust I have ever made and tasted. It rolled out easily too. It was flaky and it just melted in your mouth. I brought this pie to work and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
This is absolutely awesome. Better than having pre made in the freezer. Very good texture. Easy to use. Great being able to take what you need. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
This recipe was my first attempt at a homemade pie crust. I have always used frozen ready made crust with no complaints. It was christmas eve and i had no frozen crust on hand and no open stores to go get one so i tried this recipe since it seemed the simplest and am i ever glad i did. This is an awesome crust and soooo simple. I will not ever use a frozen crust again. Thank you so much for this GREAT recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
This is a great recipe! I've never successfully made pie crust before (always turns out wrong) but this recipe made it easy! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
I will take responsibility here however the directions could have been more precise. I used the lard based on the recipe (one pound) but I guess it was too much... My crust was mushy and I never could get it up to par no matter how much flour I added. I managed to get it in the pie plate and it never baked through. After cooling the taste was not good. Very disappointing! Read More
(3)