Flaky Pie Crust

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Petdrwife

My sister-in-law gave me this basic pie crust recipe and I use it for a variety of items such as pies, tarts, savory pies and cobblers. When making this crust don't throw the leftover crust away...simply brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, place in the oven and bake till slightly brown. A nice little treat for the kids or yourself :).

Top Review by Red in US

This crust has a great taste to it. I did have difficulty with it. First time was my fault I added too much water...next time it came out right. I needed another one and it stuck to everything. I ended up having to roll out between wax paper.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 13 cup Crisco
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 23 tablespoon cold water


  1. Mix flour and salt in bowl.
  2. Cut in 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoons shortening.
  3. Add water until everything sticks together.
  4. Roll out on floured board.

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