Easy Pie Crust

"Very flaky and so easy!"
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Francisca C. photo by Francisca C.
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
Ready In:
2 crusts




  • With pastry cutter, cut first three ingredents until fine and crumbly.
  • In seperate bowl make paste with 1/2 cup flour and water.
  • Mix paste in with flour & shortening mixture.
  • Seperate in half.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out, I usually roll out between plastic wrap.
  • Fill with favorate filling.

Questions & Replies

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  1. piratechic06
    What temperature and how long do i bake this for? The pie I'm making is a refrigerated pie, but the crust has to be baked


  1. rhadondaq
    Oh my gosh!!!! I love this recipe!! :) This was the first time i have ever tried making homemade pie crust and it was so easy and tasted great. I have made apple, pumpkin and blueberry pie with this crust and they were all unbelieveable!!!!!! Thank you Toyo for the awesome recipe.
  2. Bonnie G #2
    Wow, think I've finally found the recipe I've been searching for. I've tried all the ones with secrets like add vodka or vinegar, everything ice cold, etc. but never the light, flaky crust I was looking for. This is it, and so easy I did not think it was going to work. It did! Made a cherry pie from cherries on our tree and while my skill at shaping is not the best the crust was - can't thank you enough for posting this
  3. Francisca C.
    Wow!!! This recipe is the best. The crust is flakey and delicious. This is now my go to recipe for pie crust.
    • Review photo by Francisca C.
  4. Annacia
    I found myself needing a quick crust this afternoon and decided to try this one because of the ratings. Glad that I did and the only thing I would do next time is to brush the top with beaten egg before baking for a glossy top. It works beautifully. It was used to make Recipe #274264.
  5. Red Jenny
    Easy than average pie crust because of the paste. It makes it much easier to work the water in. Made half a recipe and used for a top crust of a deep dish chicken pie. It was flaky and tasty!


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