Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great and simple pie crust recipe


  1. Cut shortening into flour and salt until dough appears crumbly.
  2. Add water a little at a time, until it can be gathered into a ball.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured counter.
  4. Don't overwork it.
  5. Use as directed in pie recipe.
  6. It will be very flaky.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I made this as a topping to a chicken pot pie #10744 recipe. It was perfect and flaky. Can't wait to make an apple pie with it! Thanks

JackieMarie January 04, 2008

excellent recipe. This was my very first dough/pie making experience and it went well. I substituted and used fresh squeezed lemon juice.

laborguy July 24, 2005

Tastes good & needed at least a 3 hour chill time because of the tearing. I did not have enough crust to make edges because if I rolled it any thinner it tore more even after chilling it.

ct in ut June 26, 2012

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