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Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

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.

Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    8
    servings for 9-inch crust (4-cup volume)
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.