Classic Crisco Single Crust

Recipe by RecipeNut
READY IN: 35mins




  • Spoon flour into measuring cup and level.
  • Combine flour and salt in medium bowl.
  • Cut in shortening using pastry blender or 2 knives until all flour is blended to form pea-size chunks.
  • Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Toss lightly with fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Press dough between hands to form 5- to 6-inch"pancake".
  • Flour rolling surface and rolling pin lightly Roll dough into circle.
  • Trim circle 1 inch larger than upside-down pie plate.
  • Carefully remove trimmed dough.
  • Set aside to reroll and use for pastry cutout garnish, if desired.
  • Fold dough into quarters.
  • Unfold and press into pie plate.
  • Fold edge under.
  • Flute.
  • For recipes using a baked pie crust, heat oven to 425°F.
  • Prick bottom and side thoroughly with fork (50 times) to prevent shrinkage.
  • Bake at 425°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • For recipes using an unbaked pie crust, follow directions given for that recipe.