My Dad's Pie Crust

Recipe by LauraBlueEyes
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 8 inch




  • Add 1 cup plus 2 T flour to mixing bowl.
  • Add salt and mix with fork.
  • Add oil and mix with fork just until combine (will be crumbly).
  • Add COLD water (I have a cup of water with ice cube set up for this) 1 T at a time. Mix and add water until a ball of dough forms.
  • Put in the fridge and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes (I don't always wait - but it is better if you do).
  • Roll out between two pieces of wax paper.
  • Lift the top piece of paper off the crust.
  • Lift the bottom paper with the crust to the pie pan and invert.
  • Peel the wax paper from the crust.
  • Fit and crimp: fill or bake blind if one crust.
  • Fit, fill and repeat if two crust.
  • I estimate that this makes an 8 inch pie crust see my notes about the amount of crust I use for a 9 inch.
  • Bake according to your pie recipe.