Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Basic pastry dough that turns out nicely every time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour and salt in food processor.
  2. Add shortening and mix until shortening is cut into pea size pieces.
  3. While pulsing the food processor, drizzle in a tablespoon of water at a time, just until the dough forms a ball.
  4. The amount of water will vary each time.
  5. Place dough onto flour covered surface.
  6. Cut dough in half and roll into 2 circles.
  7. Place in pie plate and fill with your favorite pie filling and bake as directed.
  8. For a pre-baked pie shell- prick the bottom with a fork and bake for 9-12 minutes at 450.
  9. This makes one double crust pie or 2 pie shells.


Most Helpful

Very easy to make but extremely salty. Fortunately, I was making quiche rather than fruit pie.

3KillerBs April 10, 2011

I had a hard time with this pie crust. It was way too flaky. It was very easy to break. I used only 1/2 teaspoon of salt after reading the other reviews. I used it with recipe#373999

Boomette June 26, 2010

Excellent, just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing.

flying_kiwi August 05, 2008

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