Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the recipe that I have used for more than 45 years. I always get compliments on how tasty and flaky it is.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup corn oil (Wesson)
  • 14 cup milk (cold)


  1. Sift measured flour and salt into a bowl.
  2. Pour oil into glass measuring cup and add cold milk to make 3/4 cup liquid.
  3. Pour liquid into bowl and stir with a fork to mix well.
  4. Stir until it forms into a soft ball.
  5. Save half the dough to use later.
  6. Roll remaining half of dough into circle between two sheets of wax paper.
  7. Peel off top layer of wax paper.
  8. Place pie pan upside down on top of rolled out dough.
  9. Slide hand under bottom wax paper with top hand lightly on pan.
  10. Flip pan, crust and wax paper over gently.
  11. Crust and wax paper will gently settle into pan.
  12. Then peel second wax paper off crust.
  13. Fit crust into pie pan, make standing rim, and prick with fork.
  14. I use pie weights to keep shell flat.
  15. Bake in oven 450°F for 8- 10 minutes.