Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust

Debbie Sue


This is my grandma's recipe. She was known for her pies. This crust is so light and flaky. Just delicious! My change to this recipe is my rolling technique. I roll between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Grandma rolled on a floured board. But it works for me!


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9 inch pie
45 Min


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2 1/2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 c
egg, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
cold water

How to Make Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust


  • 1Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
    Using a pastry blender (or 2 knives), cut in the Crisco, until pea size pieces form.
  • 2Add egg, lemon juice, and water, one tablespoon at a time.
    Toss with a fork until dough will form a ball.
    Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • 3Divide dough in half, and form two, 5 inch discs.

    Roll a disc between 2 sheets of lightly floured parchment paper, to desired size.
  • 4Carefully place rolled dough into a 9" pie plate.
    Fill with fruit filling, and top with remaining rolled dough.
  • 5Trim, fold, and crimp edges.
    Cut a few vents in the top of the pie.
    Bake at 425 degrees, for 40 to 50 minutes.

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About Grandma's Flaky Double Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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