Dad's Mazola No-Roll Pie/Pastry Shell

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins

This pastry crust is so tender and flaky, and best of all SO EASY. A treasured family recipe from my dear father (Sam)---he never gave the recipe to anyone (except family), so shhh don't tell:) My Dad made 'Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie' (2 pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving) and his extra-special 'Apple Pie In A Bag' Dad's Delicious Apple Pie In-A-Bag with this crust, and I use it for ALL of my pie baking. Enjoy! (Note: makes a single 8 or 9-inch crust).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift dry ingredients into pie pan. Combine Mazola and milk in measuring cup. Whip with a fork and pour all at once over flour mixture. Mix with fork until flour is completely dampened. Press evenly and firmly with fingers to line bottom of pan; then press dough up to line sides and partly cover rim. Be sure dough is pressed to uniform thickness. To flute, pinch dough lightly with fingers. Do not use a high fluted edge.
  2. For baked shell:.
  3. Prick entire surface with a fork; bake in hot oven (425 d F) 12-15 minutes. Cool; fill as desired.
  4. For unbaked shell:.
  5. Fill as desired and bake in hot oven (400 d F) 15 minutes; then reduce heat to moderate (350 d F) and bake until filling tests done.
Most Helpful

This is the same recipe I use and I love it's simplicity. I found it in a Mennonite cookbook . Great post BecR.

mums the word November 27, 2009

darlene loves this its elviras recipe

Dienia B. April 23, 2009

I found this same recipe in my husband's grandma's recipe box. It also suggests including an optional 1 T sesame seed. Really simple.

KunmingCook December 17, 2014