Simple Double Pie Crust

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"Very basic pie crust recipe. Makes 2 crusts (top and bottom). Use both now, or make one and freeze the other."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (237.7 g)
  • Calories 1115.4
  • Total Fat - 75 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 26.6 mg
  • Sodium - 290.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 95.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 13 g
  • Calcium - 24.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Sift flour before measuring; spoon lightly into measuring cup and level without shaking or packing down.

Step 2

Combine flour and salt.

Step 3

With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in vegetable shortening/lard and cold butter until uniform; mixture should be fairly coarse.

Step 4

Sprinkle with water, a tablespoon at a time; toss with a fork.

Step 5

Work dough into a firm ball with your hands; divide dough into two parts and press into flat circles with smooth edges.

Step 6

On a lightly floured surface, roll bottom crust to a circle about 1 1/2" larger than inverted pie plate.

Step 7

Gently ease dough into pie plate; trim edge even with plate and add filling.

Step 8

Moisten rim of bottom crust with water.

Step 9

Roll top crust the same way and lift onto filled pie; trim 1/2" beyond the edge of pie plate.

Step 10

Fold top edge under bottom crust and flute with fingers or fork.

Step 11

Prick or slit top crust to allow for escape of steam; bake according to time and temperature recommended for filling used.

Tips & Variations

  • Makes 2 crusts: one for the bottom, one to cover, or two to use separately.

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