Classic Lard Two-Crust Pie Pastry


This pie crust with lard is the way a pie crust should be made.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 double-crust pie pastry


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup lard

  • 5 tablespoons ice water, or as needed


  1. Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in lard with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, blending gently with a fork or pastry blender until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans the sides of the bowl.

  3. Divide the dough in half and shape flattened rounds. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
17g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
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.

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