Plain Pastry for two 8" Pie Crust

Lyn Starr


I worked as a sue chef when I was 15 yrs. at The Top Notch Cafe in vista, California. The owner had THE best pie crust ever! I do believe she is gone now, so am sure it is alright to share the recipe!

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8" Double Crust Pie
5 Min
10 Min


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1 1/2 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
shortening (crisco)
4-5 Tbsp
ice cold water

How to Make Plain Pastry for two 8" Pie Crust


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 450 for 10 minutes
  • 2Combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until size of large peas. Add ice cold water gradually. Mix 'til dough holds together.
  • 3Roll out on lightly floured board to 1/8" thick.
  • 4For pie shell remember to prick crust (a lot!)
  • 5REMEMBER: to make design on top crust.

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