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Pie Crust

Pie Crust Recipe

Thick, flaky and easy to work with, this pie crust recipe will be the recipe you know and trust for years to come. Give it a try once and be converted!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Keyword How to Make Pie Crust, Pie Crust, Pie Crust Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 crusts
Calories 1361kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 2/3 cups Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 7/8 cup cold water this is 1 cup of cold water minus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  • Blend flour and salt in mixing bowl. Add in both kinds of shortening. Using a pastry cutter, cut shortening into flour to create small lumps about the size of peas. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk water, egg, and vinegar together. 
  • Slowly pour in the water-egg mixture into the flour mixture going bit by bit, using a fork to stir and moisten. You will most likely not use it all. Use just enough to form a dough. Form dough into 5 balls. Do your best to not work or knead the dough.
  • Once your dough comes together into 5 balls, store wrapped in plastic wrap or small freezer bags. Refrigerate an hour or two before rolling. Store remaining dough balls in the freezer for up to six months. Defrost in the fridge for 24 hours before rolling.


Calories: 1361kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 6.6mg