Grandmother's Super Flaky Pie Crust

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Elisebeth

This pie crust is delicious for all pies. with all the butter in it, this crust always bakes perfectly, and is never tough. i got this from my Grandmother. The secret to this flaky, buttery soft pie crust is all in the margarine.

Top Review by Karen M.

i have to say this was very easy i tend to have problems with my crust but not with this recipe. I'm making pot pies tonight and this recipe was perfect for it, thank you

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350 F degrees (Fahreinheit).
  2. pour flour into medium bowl, add margarine using pastry blender (or crisscrossing with knives) until lumps are slightly smaller than pea-size.
  3. Add water. mix gently with fork until dough comes away from the sides of bowl. (you may need more water) be very gentle, and try not to mix too much.
  4. transfer half of dough to a sheet of wax paper lightly sprinkled with flour. sprinkle a little flour onto top of pie dough.
  5. cover pie dough with another sheet of wax paper.
  6. roll out so the pie crust is level, and not too thick in one place, or too thin in another. (about 11 or 12 inches in diameter).
  7. peel off top layer of wax paper from dough, and place pie pan on top of dough. carefully slide your hand underneath bottom layer of wax paper, and flip.
  8. Then,carefully peel the wax paper from pie dough, and ease into pan.
  9. repeat steps 4-8 with other half of dough.
  10. Bake for 15 min, or so or until golden brown in color.
  11. Fill with any pie filling!

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