By Big Sis on June 24, 2006
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"My family has used this recipe for years, it has even won First Prize at our local fair, many times. I hated to post this but I could not find another like it. I use Vanilla Cream Pie/Chocolate/Coconut/Banana Cream Pudding for the filling, every holiday :) Note: I just tried this crust with Chicken Pot Pie and ummmm just the best This will make 3 each 8" crust or 2 ea 9" crusts. When I take the time to make crust, I make extra, I roll it out between 2 sheets of wax paper and place in the large tupperware (about 2" high) flat bowl and place in freezer...then when I want to make a pie, I can do so in a hurry!"
Serving Size: 1 (235 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"This turns out very nicely. My first go at it I pressed the dough into the pie plates instead of rolling it out so that I didn't handle it very much. It's light and crispy. Definitely earned 5 stars for me since crusts have always eluded me. I will be using this recipe again soon for more pie crusts. 11/24/10 - update - Yes, this is the GO TO recipe for a crust. I mix the shortening in the flour. Blend the wet ingredients in a separate bowl - and then gently mix it in flour mix. Roll it and go! Perfect crust for pumpkin pies! It received rave reviews. I would give 10 stars!"
"Everyone, I would like you to meet an incredible Pie Crust that didn't leak or crimped edges that didn't melt flat in the oven. Pie Crust, meet everyone."
"Very easy to make and it was tender and flaky."
"This is a flakey, tasty crust...stays flakey & tasty to the last piece! Like ~any~ pie dough, do not over work it, it will take out all the flakey~ness...this is definitely a 5~star recipe...thanks for posting! :))"
"yup. good. thanks. :]"
"This is a 5 star recipe. Quick and easy. I used it with apple pie and it was so flaky and just the right flavor to be a pie crust. Next time I will that the time to make a large decorative edging because itâ€™s so good it needs to be showcased!"
"Wow, wow, wow!!!!!! This was the best pie crust I have ever tasted! Crusts aren't my 'thing' (I really stink at crimping the edges!) But I cut out little leaves to line the top of my pie! It was so easy, and amazingly good and flaky! My Mum (who won third place at the local Apple Fest) asked for the recipe! This was great!!!! I'll be making many, many pies with this!!! Thanks Big Sis!"
"This recipe had been given to me almost 20 years ago; its the one that always comes out right except when the weather is really humid here in Honolulu. The person who originally gave me the recipe (she cut it out from our local MidWeek Magazine paper) raved about the crust and I had to tell her its the recipe she gave me!"
"Loved the pastry, my pastry usually sucks, I can't make it like my mum used to and this works really well. Many thanks"
"Thanks big sis,saw this when I looked at your recipes and went in and whipped it up with some fresh blackberries I had bought,omg.!Brought back so many memories of me as a young teenager ,picking blackberries,coming home and making a pie.Good recipe.Thanks,"
"Made a couple days ago for a peach cobbler top and it turned out really good. I have tried many pie crust recipes. This one fit the bill. Thanks"
"I absolutely LOATHE making pie crust because it's so much trouble and the end result is usually crappy at best. THIS, on the other hand, has converted me into a "make your own crust" kind of girl. Easy to put together in my food processor, and the end result was a buttery, flaky, scrumptious crust."
"I loved this crust! I threw together a cherry pie for Dh s birthdy last night and this recipe gave me the flakiest pie crust I've ever made. It was the most absolutely perfect pie crust! This is now my permanent crust recipe! Thank you!"
"I have always struggled and struggled to make pie crust with poor results. THIS TIME IT WAS DIFFERENT!!! This is a great recipe and it was sooo easy to turn out delicious perfectly round pie crust. Your idea of rolling out the dough between to sheets of wax paper made a lot of difference in handling as well as ease in the rolling. I used a pizza cutter to form a perfect circle. I can't praise you enough for this 5 star recipe! Thank you so much for deciding to post it here. I'll use it from now on exclusively. "
"Came out tough"