Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is enough for single crust pie in 9 inch pan the butter makes it brown, the shortening makes it flaky, its perfect!


  1. combine flour and salt in medium sized bowl.
  2. cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender or fork.
  3. add water a little bit at a time, using a fork or hands to blend.
  4. stop adding water when dough is able to stay in a ball.
  5. lightly flour a flat surface and rolling pin.
  6. press ball of dough into a flat disk, place onto floured surface.
  7. roll dough beginning in middle and pushing outward.
  8. roll dough onto rolling pin, then unroll over pie pan.
  9. FOR UNFILLED PIE ('blind' baking): preheat oven to 400 degrees, bake for 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Once I found this recipe I looked no further. This makes a perfect pie crust every time.

ms1428 August 13, 2012

Very nice, easily prepared pie crust that I made to use for another recipe, Pear Butterscotch Pie #390836! Turned out great, thanks to your recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]

Sydney Mike July 17, 2010