Cindy's Flaky Pie Crust

Cindy's Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

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Cindy Ruwe


I love making pies. It has taken me a while to perfect my crust but I have found this to be the best crust so far!Using parchment paper to roll out the dough illiminates the need to use flour, making the crust more flaky & tender. Also, make sure the water is ice water. This makes enough for a double crust pie or 2 single crust pies.

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2 1/4 c
1/8 tsp
2/3 c
6-7 Tbsp
ice water

How to Make Cindy's Flaky Pie Crust


  • 1Mix flour & salt together.
  • 2Using a pastry blender, mix shortening with flour until the size of small peas.
  • 3Add water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, lightly tossing with a fork after each addition. Do not mix. Lightly toss only. Mixing too much will make a tough crust.
  • 4Press together to form a ball. Divide in two. Roll each half out to desired size bewtween two pieces of parchment paper. No need to flour the parchment.

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About Cindy's Flaky Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy