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Mom's Double Pie Crust

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 20.9 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 291 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

I made this today for an apple pie. Maybe it was just me, but I had to add water as it was too dry when I tried to roll it out. If I made it again I'd make 1.5x the recipe so it wasn't as thin.

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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!

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...

I had to add a little more flour and shortening because my pie pan was larger. The dough is so easy to make and so easy to put into the pie pan. It was one of the flakiest crusts I have every ...

10/3/2016

Perfect! It melts in your mouth!!