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Mom's Pie Crust for a Double Crust Pie

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 227
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 double pie crust)

Directions

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  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; 13.1 23.8 3.2 0 292 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Perfection! I was always a little nervous of pie crust but this came out perfect the first time I made it! Super flaky and light! This is absolutely my "go to" crust for ever and always! Thanks ...

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So my thoughts on the recipe is that it is not that great but I did not give it one star because it may be because of a few things. The dough needs to be really thin I think for it to be "light ...

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Perfection! I was always a little nervous of pie crust but this came out perfect the first time I made it! Super flaky and light! This is absolutely my "go to" crust for ever and always! Thanks ...

So my thoughts on the recipe is that it is not that great but I did not give it one star because it may be because of a few things. The dough needs to be really thin I think for it to be "light ...

I added a little sugar to the pastry due to the high salt level, perfection!

The basic ingredients are fine, just a couple things I find really important for crusts. Add the water a little bit at a time, and most importantly, ice the water. The colder it is as you add ...

If you like a thick crust, like me, you can use butter instead of shortaning.

I've been using this recipe for about 5-6 years now it's never let me down. It works well with either lard or shortening. I let it rest on the counter covered for about an hour then roll it out ...

this crust was amazing! i used ths crust for blackberry pie and it was amazing! i will use this recipe from now on. i had actually ran out of shortning so i added 1/4 cup i cant believe its not ...

This is a great pie crust if you add a tablespoon of real butter to it. Make sure the water is iced cold and you will get a flakier crust.

Crust came out perfect! Did not use half a cup, though. Just a bit less.