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Did a half and half butter to shortening for a bit more flavor. Great crust!

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Gay Gilmore December 08, 2001

This is the perfect pie crust...I've used it many times. I use butter every time (shortening is full of trans fats and is terrible for you) and make it in my KitchenAid mixer. Works like a charm! Thanks!

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HawaiianBaker December 02, 2010

Great simple recipe for flawless flakey pie crust. Have made this several times and have used butter with great success. Delicious! Remember, the standard recipe is for 2 pie crusts or a double pie crust, so if making one open pie, half the recipe.

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jessienight September 03, 2010

I am giving this five stars! I started to make my apple pie and got to where I was ready to put my pillsbury crust into my pan and put all my filling in the crust but when I got my box of crust out I realized there was only one crust and not two! I was frantic because my apple pie is so tedious to make and I had already spent so long to get it this far and it was well past 9 oclock at night and i couldn't just run to the store with my kids asleep so i was looking for a quick recipe with ingredients that I had especially butter instead of shortening and I found this one! It was easy and quick with little ingredients that it took my five minutes to get it done, cut it and lattice it over my pie! I baked my pie and I was worried about the crust since I always use premade but it came out great! The edges didn't burn and it was such a pretty golden brown even though I cooked it for 45 minutes! Its nice and crunchy. I followed the directions to a T except that I didnt have a pastry cutter so I took my mixer and mixed the butter and flour in short spurts until it was crumbly then I added the water and mixed with my hands. It was perfect Thx!!!!

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pigott2002 November 19, 2011

Yum! This is the BEST pie crust I've ever made. I've made a lot of pies. It cooked up flaky and tender, but it wasn't to flaky as I was rolling out. I will definitely make this again! Thanks Elizabeth!

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Veggie_Cook July 14, 2011

PERFECT pie crust. Used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/4 cup butter because that's all the butter I had then I zipped it up in the food processor instead of using a pastry cutter. Used it for a rhubarb pie with a lattice top-the lattice held up but wasn't tough or mealy.

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specialbekah August 01, 2010

I have shied away from pie crusts. Since I dislike using pre-made or mix type products, I don't bake a lot of pies. So last weekend I didn't have the required refrigerated, premade crusts, and used this recipe. In the food processor. and have since made 2 more pies. OMG I am never buying another store bought crust again. Mix the dry ingredients in the FP, then add the shortening (I've only tried this with Crisco, butter flavoured) and then the water. I also tried milk instead of water--didn't notice a big difference. This is a tender and flaky crust. Everyone thinks I am a culinary goddess because of these pies. thanks for posting it!

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CheyenneAnn July 10, 2010

I have NEVER baked before in my life. I had all these ingredients on hand and the crust was SUPER easy to make..Thanks!

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LookinForCooking June 05, 2010

It was very good. I also used half butter and lard. Very easy to make. Thank you for the recipe.

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Carolyn Buffington March 11, 2003

Gay, I tried it with the half butter /half shortening that you suggested. I agree. It made it much better. Thanks for the tip!

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Elizabeth Fullerton August 20, 2002
Homemade Pie Crust