Shake-A-Pie Crust

Total Time
5 mins
30 mins

My Mother always told me the less you handle dough, the better it will be. This is too simple! And it makes the flakiest crusts for pies.

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  1. Put flour, sugar, salt and Crisco shortening in a plastic bowl with a lid.
  2. Seal and wink (let the air out;-).
  3. Shake until it sounds like sand.
  4. Add water.
  5. Seal and wink.
  6. Shake until it sounds like a rock.
  7. Roll out for your favorite pie or pastries.
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5 5

This recipe was amazing! I am not a great pie crust maker so I am always searching for that perfect recipe. I had some doubts as it sounded bizarre, but it worked just as Deb said and it was great. rolled out perfectly and was the flakiest crust ever

5 5

I have never been very good at pie crusts. This came out perfectly. I used it for Granny's Banana Cream Pie Granny's Banana Cream Pie and it was just fantastic. I froze the other half of the dough and worked in some garlic powder before rolling it out for some thrown together meat pies. Perfect recipe. I'm so happy I can make a nice pie crust now!! Thank you!

5 5

I DREADed making a pie crust and when I tried this I thought WOW here is something I can do easily. It was great and took no time. Made a half recipe and baked it with Sweet Potato Pie recipe 30766. Wonderful! Thank you.