Amazingly Easy Pie Crusts

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the EASIEST way to make a quick two-crust pie crust! Forget measurements and pastry blenders! Whatever amount of flour you need, you then take HALF that amount for your lard/margarine amount. Motto "Half as much fat as flour." Do as the English do and use half lard and half butter for the shortening.


  1. Cut the butter into cubes, and then toss the butter and lard into flour.
  2. Using your hands, crumble it up into a fine, pebbly, grainy sort of dough.
  3. Add water, enough to make soft dough.
  4. Form into a ball, and chill for about an hour.
  5. When chilled, knead it a couple of times on a floured surface.
  6. Roll it out, and proceed to fill with your choice of pie fillings.
Most Helpful

Pretty good, and quite easy to prepare. Not as thin or flaky as I would have liked, but it did nicely just the same. Marianna U. Kretschmer

Marianna U. Kretschmer April 09, 2002