All-Purpose Easy Shortening Pie Dough

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Gingerbear

This is a nice easy pie crust. I use 2 knives when I cut the shortening into flour mixture since I do not have a pastry blender.

Top Review by rachelendicott84

I was excited to find a recipe that tasted just like my mother's pie crusts. I like that it's perfectly flaky! Remember, dough needs to be kneaded! Therefore, no need to add extra water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly, with a few pea-sized pieces of shortening.
  3. Sprinkle in the water and mix with a fork, adding just enough until the mixture is moistened and begins to clump together.
  4. Gather up the dough and form into a flat disk.
  5. You can use this dough immediately or proceed to the next step.
  6. Wrap the dough in wax paper or plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for atleast 20 minutes or up to overnight.
  8. If chilled until hard, let the dough stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften slightly before rolling.
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  10. Use all-purpose flour, salt, vegetable shortening and ice-cold water.
  11. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces.

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