My No Roll Pie Crust

"The only pie crust I will use anymore. Its flaky and slightly sugary and oh so easy to do. Note: due to some major discrepencies please use a good quality oil, preferably a vegetable and a good name brand like Mazola, it may not seem like it will make a difference but in the end it will, also use new oil not something that has been sitting around for a while."
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Ready In:
1 pie




  • Mix dry ingredients together with a fork in a pie pan.
  • Make a well in the center and add the oil and milk.
  • Mix with a fork til it makes a ball.
  • Flatten and press into the pan in pie crust shape and flute the edge.
  • Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  • One crust pie, excellent for cream pies and crumb topped baked pies.

Questions & Replies

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  1. ae7203
    Do you need to prebake this before you fill it for a baked pie like apple pie?
  2. Praise G.
    Can I use King Arthur or Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free flour instead of regular flour?
  3. tulsabluey
    Will this recipe freeze good. I want to make my pie crust ahead of time.
  4. duder1955
    My pie crust came out way too short way too flaky what can I change
  5. eastsidenana55
    can frozen strawberries instead of fresh for pies?


  1. ~SwoR~
    This is a perfect crust for people who don't like to make them. There is almost no possibility of messing it up. It is actually quiet nice as a "pot pie" crust. I made two, one for the top and one for the bottom. It isn't too sweet. It is easy to get to the thickness desired. I made it into the little pans like you get a store bought pot-pie in and it made five bottoms and three tops, so it would have made four complete pot-pie crusts but I did roll it between plastic wrap to get it thin. This crust is great for pies and pot pies. The climate may make a difference in the amount of liquid needed.
  2. KitchenManiac
    Great and easy peasy pie crust to make!! I teamed it with Lennie's Old-fashioned Banana Cream Pie #14979. Wanted to make the whole thing from scratch and not buy a pie crust. Glad I did that now. Well worth it. Nice and crumbly and tasty! Next time, I might add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk before mixing it all together. Fail proof!
  3. Anita Harris
    I was a little skeptical when I read the recipe but gave it a try and am so glad I did. This is really good and easy and turned out really flaky. It's great when you just want 1 crust. Thanks!
  4. Braunda
    This is the first Pie Crust I have ever tryed to to make. Very Easy!!! It turned out GREAT. I did not change nothing. Thank You
  5. Dee514
    This is a lovely, easy pie crust recipe that I've used often for recipes that call for a blind baked crust, especially since rolling pie crusts is not my forte. I do line the crust with foil and fill it with dry beans (for weight) prior to baking, to prevent any bubbles from forming in the bottom of the crust while it bakes. I would recommend this recipe to anyone, especially those who dislike rolling pie dough as much as I do. I have been known to flatten parchment paper topped round balls of the dough with the bottom of a plate (to make a uniform thickness), and cut the dough into shapes with cookie cutters, using the shapes for a "top crust" on no-bake fruit pies too - brush the "cookie" tops with a bit of milk or beaten egg white, sprinkle with a bit of sugar or cinnamon sugar (depending on your tastes) and bake as directed. Place the cooled pie "dough cookies" decoratively over the top of the pie .


  1. Nevdiliel
    You can't really get much easier than this. The dough was a little crumbly (maybe I should've added more milk), but it still worked really well and came out pretty much like a normal pie crust, if just a little more dense. I used butter in place of oil and it worked just fine. I made this for Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie ( and it turned out wonderfully. Thank you for posting a pie crust recipe for those like me who are a little bit scared by pie crusts. :)
  2. Leesaleesa
    I made this pie crust based on the reviews. Boy was I disappointed! I was expecting a flaky crust as described but the crust just crumbled. It tasted salty and greasy. I followed this recipe completely and used top brand ingredients so it could not have been an error on my part. Maybe I should have used melted butter in place of the oil. I made this crust for a chess pie and I had to throw the entire pie away. I am not sure what type of pie would benifit from this crust but i can't imagine it tasting good with any type of sweet pie. If you are looking for a flaky crust you should go elsewhere. Yes, it is easy, but not very good.
  3. julie727
    This is a great pressed pie shell. Make certain to make the shell even, and that the corners are not too full of dough. I did find that the listed oil/milk was not quiet enough so I added until a nice smooth ball formed. I also added 1/4 tsp dry vanilla. The finished pumpkin pie had a gram cracker consistancy, excelent. Next time I try this recipe, I may try to substitute a small amount of apple sauce for the amount of oil. EXCELENT recipe!
  4. Ridinthewind
    Great quick pie crust. After reading other reviews I too used butter in place of oil since I didn't have any. I used a 10-inch pie plate and the crust only went about half way up the sides. Next time I would use a smaller pie plate, but everyone said the crust was very good. So thanks for posting!
  5. cooking_neko83
    Excellent and super easy! Made the crust for a Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Followed Sophie1017 and used melted butter instead of oil. It came out flaky and tasty. Next time I make one I will add some vanilla extract and roll it out a little. It wasn't even when I pushed the dough into the pan and I didn't have enough to cover up all the edges or to flute (I have a 9" glass Pyex pie pan). Thanks for a great recipe!


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