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moms simple pie crust

Recipe by
Julie Smith
Las Vegas, NV

This is the basic recipe my mom used for all her pies and tarts. Also a great meat pie base!

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For moms simple pie crust

  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 3 c
    ap flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    very cold vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c
    ice cold water

How To Make moms simple pie crust

  • 1
    Dice Butter and return to the fridge- butter needs to be cold. Place Flour, sugar and salt into food processor and pulse 3 times. Add the shortening and butter to this mixture. Pulse again about 15 times, or until the mix is crumbly.
  • 2
    While the processor is running on pulse, add ice water a little at a time, until the dough begins to form a ball.
  • 3
    Once you have a ball, remove from processor onto a lightly floured surface and cut in half. This is enough for two pie crusts, or 24 pie tarts.

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