Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Prep:
10 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
8 servings for 9-inch crust (4-cup volume)

Homemade Pie Crust Recipe is a no-fail recipe made easily with ingredients usually found in most kitchens. Be sure to use cold water and keep well-wrapped until ready to use.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cold water*

Directions

COMBINE flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.

SHAPE dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.

NOTE: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.

*Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/8 servings for 9-inch crust (4-cup volume) of recipe
  • Calories 130
  • Calories from Fat 70

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 8g 13%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 150mg 6%
  • Carbohydrates 12g 4%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 4%

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