Flaky Pie Crust

Rita Landrum


I have heard all my life that when you make a pie crust, use the coldest water you can get and to carefully and gently use a fork to mix your ingredients. That way your crust won't become tough.

Well, I threw that myth out the window when I found this pie crust recipe. :o)

I found this recipe in a magazine and it was from a lady from my hometown. I found where she lived and went to visit her. She has passed away now, but I have used this wonderful recipe since 1995 and have thrown away all of my other pie crust recipes I have ever owned.

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Makes 2 pie crusts


3/4 c
crisco shortening (i use butter crisco)
1 Tbsp
1/4 c
boiling water
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
1 Tbsp

How to Make Flaky Pie Crust


  • 1Place first 3 ingredients in a deep mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy and liquid is incorporated into mixture.
  • 2Mix flour, salt and sugar; together and add to wet mixture. Beat at lowest speed until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3Divide dough in half; shape into balls, wrap in plastic and chill at least 2 hours.
  • 4Remove from fridge and roll between two pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap.
  • 5TIPS:
    • This crust is so easy to patch when you find that you need to add a little more dough somewhere else in your pie pan. It blends so well.

    • The recipe calls to leave it in the fridge at least 2 hours, but so many times I am in a hurry and I do well if I leave it in the fridge a half an hour. My pie crusts still work well.
    (Great for Chicken Pot Pies too)

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About Flaky Pie Crust

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