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Mom's Double Pie Crust

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars
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"My mom has been baking pies with this crust for over 30 years. Very simple and flaky."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 269
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add orange juice a tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until the flour mixture is moistened. When you squeeze a handful of the moistened pastry mixture, it should form a ball. Divide the dough in half and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate before rolling.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 269 calories; 19.5 20.9 2.8 0 291 Full nutrition

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Excellent! If a pie crust is still flaky the next day, then I consider it a great pie crust. I did use lard since family members are allergic to soy based shortenings. I chilled the dough for 10...

Most helpful critical review

Complete disaster, I had to find a store opened on Thanks Giving morning to buy a pre-made crust. I added 50% to the recipe and it still wasn't enough dough to fit a 9" plate. It was so thin I w...

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Excellent! If a pie crust is still flaky the next day, then I consider it a great pie crust. I did use lard since family members are allergic to soy based shortenings. I chilled the dough for 10...

Loves it! Tried making other types of crust bit this one beats all! Instead of orange juice I used Sunny D "smooth" gave a really great zest! Used for a pumpkin pie and it stays flaky! Loved.

It was amazing. I used coconut oil instead of shortening I also used fresh squeezed orange juice. I used about 3 tblsp of the OJ. I then used a tbslp of butter on top layer and sprinkled sugar o...

I make this recipe all the time and get rave remarks. I change the shortening to 1/2 butter ande shortening. Very good and a little French.

Delicious! Thank you for this recipe! I used butter, not shortening, so I didn't need as much orange juice. Great recipe! Will use it again!

Complete disaster, I had to find a store opened on Thanks Giving morning to buy a pre-made crust. I added 50% to the recipe and it still wasn't enough dough to fit a 9" plate. It was so thin I w...

The recipe was perfect, however amounts are off in my opinion. The crust was perfectly flakey and so easy to make. I am giving 4 stars only because both times I made it I didn’t have enough do...

I used this recipe with the "Grandma Ople's Apple Pie" recipe and it turned out a delicious pie!! The top crisped up really nice, I only had cherry juice in the house so I used that instead of o...

I LOVE this pie crust recipe. I have always had issues with pie crusts, and I've made this one a few times and it turns out perfect every time. It's light and flakey, and had a nice buttery flav...