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100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Diane Atherton

This recipe is over 100 years old. It is one for the ages. The crust is flaky and flavorful. Delicious for any kind of pie your heart desires. Makes enough for 4 8-inch pie crusts or about 3 9-inch crusts. Can be used for topping, lattice top, cut-outs, etc. I think pies are made by the crust they are in. It doesn't get better than homemade. Recipe tried and true.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love an old-fashioned recipe and this pie crust is no exception. It's easy to make. Once baked, the crust is a beautiful golden brown, and light and flaky. This makes the perfect base for any pie.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For 100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c
    shortening (lard would have been used back in the day)
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar (if making a savory pie, use less)
  • 2 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    ice water

How To Make 100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

Test Kitchen Tips
This makes 2 healthy-sized pie crusts. We baked this crust at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • All-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt blended with a pastry cutter.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  • Pouring egg, mixed with water, into flour.
    In a small bowl, mix the egg with the water. Blend into the flour mixture.
  • Dough formed into two pieces and wrapped with plastic wrap.
    Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. NOTE: I form a balls and then pat them into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap.