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Simple Pie Crust Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
This homemade pie crust is easy and creates a light, flakey, buttery pie crust that pairs perfect with all pie filling! Follow this step by step tutorial.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pie crust tutorial
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 + cup Ice cold water
Instructions
  1. mix dry ingredients

  2. cut shortening into dry ingred. -use butter knives and criss cross them or a pastry cutter

  3. slowly pour in ice cold water and mix till pull away from side. keep cutting till firm ball

  4. divide into 4 balls and roll out. top dough circles thinner

  5. fold into halves with transferring so no rip.

  6. 425 for 15 minutes if cooking by itself

Recipe Notes

WHY KEEP THE PIE CRUST COLD

Cold pie crust will make for the ultimate flakey fluffy pie simple pie crust recipe. It will also help keep all the fancy decorative styling in place while it cooks. A cold pie crust will keep the edged from falling down and sinking while baking. 

HOW TO KEEP THE EDGES FROM BURNING? 

Sometimes the pie crust edges can get over cooked and too brown. To keep this from happening place some foil around just the edges until 15 minutes before its done. 

CAN I MAKE PIE CRUST AHEAD OF TIME? 

Yes! you can make pie dough ahead of time. You can even roll it out, place plastic wrap around, and store in the fridge. Make sure that it is air tight so it is not drying out while storing. 

Nutrition Facts
Simple Pie Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.