Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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.