Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

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Every year for the holidays my aunt always out does herself in the kitchen.  One of my favorite recipes she makes is her homemade pie crust.  She uses it for pies, cobbler, and pot pies.  It’s flaky and delicious!  If you try it I’m sure it will  be your new favorite pie crust, too!

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To make the pretty edges lay the pie crust in a pie plate with the crust going over the edges.

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Cut the extra edge off with scissors.  Use your fingers to press the crust around your finger to form the shape.

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Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Yields 2 Pie Crusts

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ice water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt and sugar. Add shortening and mix with your hands. Add the cold butter and work it into the flour with your hands. You will need to work it kinda quickly so the butter doesn't get too soft. Mix together until the mixture is crumbly. Add ice water, a little at a time, (you may not need to use 1/2 cups) until the mixture comes together and forms a dough.
  2. One the water is mixed in and forms a pie dough stop working it. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic. Chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Divide in half, on a floured surface roll each ball out into a 10 to 11-inch circle to make a 9-inch pie.
  3. Bake at 350 8-10 mins.


Divide all ingredients in half if you only want to make one pie crust. This recipe makes 2 pie crusts.

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