Basic Pie Crust Recipe

Simple pie crust recipe that make two 9-10 inch rounds.


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  • 1/2 cup lard or half lard/half butter (cold) or shortening
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


Cut together flour. salt and lard/butter with two knives or a pastry blender until mixture forms pea size lumps and is evenly blended. Pour water over flour/lard mix. Blend with fork until you can form the dough into a ball. To keep crust light and flaky, do not overwork the dough.

Roll out between sheets of waxed paper lightly dusted with flour for easier handling.


Dough will keep wrapped in the refrigerator for several days or can be frozen.

Keywords: pie crust