Caroline's Pie Pastry

Kathie Carr


I found this recipe in my Mom's collection. When I tried it I discovered it was her stand-by. She hadused it so often she had this one memorized.

This crust is reliably tender and good. Even I can make it, and I have a history of buying premade pie crusts.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 9 inch pie
10 Min


How to Make Caroline's Pie Pastry


  1. Cut butter, shortening, and salt into flour using a fork, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Once you add water work very quickly so pastry will be tender. Too much handling makes a tough crust.

    Add water and quickly mix just until dough forms a ball. Knead a few times.
  2. Place pastry in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This is an important step to help keep the pastry tender. Do not skip this step.
  3. After 1 hour or more roll out pie crust or pastry as desired. Again remember to work dough as little as possible.

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Course/Dish: Pies Other Desserts

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