Best Basic Pie Crust Dough

  • litgourmet Posted: 08/09/09
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    Buttery, flakey, just a hint of sweetness; oh, so good. Easy, too. If you haven't made pie crust before, this recipe would be a great one to start with, because it explains precisely what to do.

  • LisaPepin Posted: 08/27/09
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    Excellent! I used to make a family recipe just using lard but the combination of butter & shortening made my pie turn out terrific! This is definitely now my "pie dough" recipe. I'm making it again this evening for a summer peach pie.

  • MommyG Posted: 10/23/09
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    Best pie crust recipe ever! The only one I use now.

  • sjacobs01 Posted: 10/27/10
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    OUTSTANDING is right. It makes 2 pies crusts, and I've used it twice so far. My husband now refuses to ever let me buy store bought again. And that's fine with me...I made this with my first made from scratch homemade pumpkin pie. Because the recipe called for the pie plate to cook on a cookie sheet I cooked it about 15 minutes longer...also because I was a little concerned that the ceramic pie plate hadn't cooked the pumpkin filling quite enough yet. Regardless of which recipe you follow- this is the BEST and easiest recipe EVER (in my humble opinion). LOVE IT. It's a lifer for me. Oh, I used the crisco at room temp and it never seems to be a problem :)

  • Piemaster Posted: 08/27/11
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    I have altered recipe as follows: 11 tablespoons shortening, 4 tablespoons butter

  • KatrinaH Posted: 10/06/12
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    Awesome and easy pie crust recipe! I use this for all my pie baking. The trick to a great crust is very little mixing of the shortening and butter. Both should be very cold when you work with the dough. The finished product should have visible sections of shortening and butter. Once baked, it will all melt and make a flaky, delicious crust.

  • Andreams88 Posted: 10/25/12
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    Good recipe.

  • khrist1n Posted: 06/09/13
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    This was the first pie crust I made. Now I no longer fear making pastry. It is super easy to follow and as long as you don't over work the dough it turns out fantastic.

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