Amazingly Easy Pie Crusts

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Millereg

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.

Top Review by Marianna U. Kretsc

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a