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


6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, cold
2 Tbsp
crisco or shortening
1 pinch
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
ice water

How to Make Caroline's Pie Pastry


  • 1Cut 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.
  • 2Place pastry in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This is an important step to help keep the pastry tender. Do not skip this step.
  • 3After 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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About Caroline's Pie Pastry

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Desserts