My Flaky Pie Crust

My Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

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gaynel mohler


this is a tender, flaky crust. I'd tried many crust recipes this is the one I always fall back on. It is delicate, so I roll it up onto the rolling pin to transfer to the pie pan.

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2 crust pie
20 Min


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2 c
1 tsp
2/3 c
vegetable shortening
2 Tbsp
melted butter
5 Tbsp
ice cold water
1 Tbsp

How to Make My Flaky Pie Crust


  • 1sift dry ingredients together.
  • 2cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork until coarse crumbs.
  • 3add melted butter and stir in
  • 4blend in cold water, with vinegar mixed into it. make sure water is cold from refrigerator.
  • 5divide dough into 2 balls.
  • 6roll out one ball to desired size to fit pie pan. roll up on to pin to transfer to pan.
  • 7put filling in pie crust, and repeat with second ball of dough, making slits for air to escape.
  • 8for a "baker's" look. brush milk over top crust and sprinkle with small amount of sugar before baking. makes top crust "sweet and crispy" and looks great.

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Course/Dish: Pies

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