Make Ahead Pie Crusts


This is an easy crust to make ahead and the amounts match the package sizes so there is no need to measure anything! These freeze great. Making pies is easy as all you have to do is thaw the crust and roll.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
20 pie crusts


  • 5 pounds all-purpose flour

  • 3 pounds shortening

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans diet lemon lime soda


  1. Measure flour into a very large bowl. Mix in shortening by breaking into smaller and smaller pieces using your hands or a pastry blender until lumps are no larger than peas. Gradually stir in the lemon-lime soda so that the mixture is evenly moistened.

  2. Form into baseball sized balls and pat flat. Store each flattened ball in a small resealable sandwich bag, then put those bags into a larger sized freezer bag. Freeze until needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 160
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* 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.