Mom's Pie Crust for a Double Crust Pie


I got this from my mother. She has used it for as long as she has been baking. It is very easy to make and tastes wonderful. I use heaping tablespoons of shortening because I like a very short crust.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 double pie crust


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening

  • ½ cup water


  1. Sift flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut in shortening until it looks like coarse crumbs. Add water until dough forms.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
13g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.