Pastry Pie Crust Recipes

Looking for pastry pie crust recipes? Allrecipes has more than 90 trusted pastry crust recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Best Ever Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 1052
This 4-ingredient pie crust recipe with shortening is so simple to make.

Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 337
The secret's out! A great basic pie crust recipe.

No Fail Pie Crust I

Rating: 5 stars 272
I found this recipe years ago, and have not made any other since. This dough freezes very well.
By Lenn

French Pastry Pie Crust

Rating: 5 stars 715
My mom found this recipe several years ago, and I still use it today.

Sweet Short Pastry

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
A sweet shortbread-type pie crust. Goes well with fruit pies.
By Nori Salisbury

Basic 100% Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Rating: 4 stars 5
I generally try to eat as many whole grain foods as I can and I was astonished to discover not a single basic 100% whole wheat pie crust recipe here at Allrecipes. So here's mine! I previously had trouble with whole wheat pie crusts; they tended to be hard to work with and crumbly. Then I added wheat gluten, as I do for bread, and voila! nnThis makes enough for one 8-inch pie. If you're making a recipe that requires a top and bottom crust, double the recipe.

Hot Water Pie Crust II

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Easy, always good pie crust. Very tender. This recipe uses vinegar and cornstarch.
By Ruth Uitto

Vinegar and Egg Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
This crust was used by Elsie Hack to win the 1978 Ohio State Fair pie baking contest. (It was wrapped around an apple pie.) Because the crust is very flaky when baked, it is a bit difficult to roll and handle, but well worth the effort.

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Never, Never Fail Pie Pastry
Rating: Unrated 105
"I have been using this recipe as my standard pastry for years. Even my mother-in-law prefers this recipe over the one she has used for 50 years." – Kimberly