Rating: 4.46 stars
181 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2

I never could figure out how to roll out a pie crust so my grandma gave me this wonderful recipe when I was ten, and I still use it, it's really easy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
23 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie cust
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 9 inch pie plate, sift flour, sugar and salt. make a well in the center and pour in oil and milk. Mix with a fork, then press into the bottom and sides of pie plate.

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  • To bake: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 147.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (156)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2006
I've made this a few times, and I just have to say that it is an awesome oil dough recipe. One downside, it definitely needs something for sweet pies, it is a very savory crust as is. I usually add 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar, or add honey in addition to the sugar. If I prebake it, for things like pudding pies, I even sprinkle some white sugar over the top to bake in during the 10 minutes. I made one mistake when I used it for my pumpkin pie(I baked the crust first, then added the pumpkin), but I just made another pumpkin pie('tis the season), without prebaking it, and the crust was PERFECT. If you double the recipe, it even works for making a 9x13 pie(I feed a LOT of people at times). Thank you for a recipe that always pleases, and always gets asked for. Probably will never stop using this...lol. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2005
i made this using whole wheat pastry flour and 2t of honey instead of sugar. i used a bit less canola oil because of the liquid in the honey... and cooked it for the recommended time.. it did brown on the upper edges and the rest looked fine. hard to cook to a golden brown when it is already brown when you mix it! anyhow i do think that it had too much oil or something.. and it could definitely use being more sweet somehow. I used this for a lemon meringue pie. will make again but using less oil and perhaps some sugar or some sort or splenda. would definitely be better 'as is' for a savory pie rather than sweet. Read More
(9)
181 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2006
I've made this a few times, and I just have to say that it is an awesome oil dough recipe. One downside, it definitely needs something for sweet pies, it is a very savory crust as is. I usually add 3 - 4 tablespoons of sugar, or add honey in addition to the sugar. If I prebake it, for things like pudding pies, I even sprinkle some white sugar over the top to bake in during the 10 minutes. I made one mistake when I used it for my pumpkin pie(I baked the crust first, then added the pumpkin), but I just made another pumpkin pie('tis the season), without prebaking it, and the crust was PERFECT. If you double the recipe, it even works for making a 9x13 pie(I feed a LOT of people at times). Thank you for a recipe that always pleases, and always gets asked for. Probably will never stop using this...lol. Read More
(108)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
good recipe - - very easy! i recommend mixing the ingredients in a bowl instead of the actual pie plate. it makes less of a mess, and transferring the mixture from the bowl to the pie plate doesnt prove to be difficult. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2005
This recipe was easy and even fun to make. I didn't pre-bake it, instead I added my pumpkin filling and baked it along with the pie. Turned out really yummy and flaky. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
I have made this crust several times now, and I have recieved compliments EVERY time. People cannot believe it is a no roll recipe. It is very crispy/flaky and flavorful. It doesn't taste like that horrible shortening used in other no roll recipes. This is very flavorful and SO simple to make. Wonderful texture. UPDATE: I am changing my rating to a 5 star - which I do not give out very often. I have made this crust MANY times now and I get raves EVERY SINGLE TIME. So, this pie crust deserves 5 stars based on taste and texture alone - not to mention simplicity! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
Oh-My-Gosh!! This is, without a doubt, the best pie crust!! I couldn't make a pie crust to save my life, until now. It is so flaky and tender. This will be the only pie crust recipe I will ever turn to. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. Update: I use this recipe all the time for pies and quiche, and even some cream soups. It is great with Cream of Carrot soup, Chicken Pot Pie soup or any type of tomato soup. Each time I serve it to guests, they want the recipe. Even my mother wanted it. This is the best for people that avoid butter, margarine and shortening. If you use canola oil, that is much healthier for you. I always make this for a serving of 10, it gives a nice thick crust. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
Super easy! I can't roll pie crust either, and this is tasty. I added nutmeg as suggested, and placed the crust in an 8x8 spuare pan, topped it with fresh apple pie filling and a little crumb crust to make apple pie squares. Yummy-and you don't have to eat a big piece-thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
Excellent pie crust and very easy! It made the perfect crust for my fresh blueberry pie! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
I love making this recipe. Everyone always wants me to make a pie I usually try not to only because I really hate making the pie crusts. So now everyone myself included will be happy I'll be taking request again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I hate rolling out pie crust it's so messy and this is simple easy and turns out flaky and tasty. FABULOUS! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2005
i made this using whole wheat pastry flour and 2t of honey instead of sugar. i used a bit less canola oil because of the liquid in the honey... and cooked it for the recommended time.. it did brown on the upper edges and the rest looked fine. hard to cook to a golden brown when it is already brown when you mix it! anyhow i do think that it had too much oil or something.. and it could definitely use being more sweet somehow. I used this for a lemon meringue pie. will make again but using less oil and perhaps some sugar or some sort or splenda. would definitely be better 'as is' for a savory pie rather than sweet. Read More
(9)