Hubby's Perfect Pie Crust

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Christine Whisenhunt

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@cwhisenhunt

In our family, I am the cook and hubby is the baker. More than anything, I hate making pies and used to avoid it like the plague. I could never get a good crust. This is the pie crust recipe that hubby's grandmother and mother used. I love it for several reasons: It always turns out great, and even I can make it. And, it makes a thick crust, which I LOVE. I have given this recipe to several of my friends who also hate making crust and haven't been able to find a successful recipe. They have all said this is the only recipe they now use. Hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we do!

Note: Photo borrowed from internet.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 1 crust.
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
7/8 c
crisco shortening, butter flavor or original
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar
1/3 c
cold water

How to Make Hubby's Perfect Pie Crust

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix/knead all ingredients together. Form ball. Roll out on floured surface. Place into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate, flute the edges and take a fork and poke holes all over the bottom. For a pre-cooked pie crust, bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Makes 1 crust.
  • 2Notes: We once tried quadrupling this recipe and it didn't turn out as well. We usually double it with no problems. I would recommend making no more than a double batch at a time.

    Also, we don't like a super flaky crust. I imagine if you want it a little flakier that you could mix the dry ingredients, cut in the shortening, and then add the water. Again, I'm not a baker, but, according to all the cooking shows, cutting in is the secret to flakiness in any pastry. I'll let you be the judge.

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About Hubby's Perfect Pie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy