• Easiest Pie Crust Ever Made (from the 1940's from scratch)

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    Easiest Pie Crust Ever Made (from the 1940's from scratch)
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 10-12 min Servings: 2
    by ChaCha Can Cook
    98 recipes
    This recipe makes a great pie crust recipe and pre-dates "Ready Made" crust products. Enjoy!!


    • 1 ¾ C. Flour
    • ½ t. Salt
    • 2/3 C. Shortening
    • ¼ C. Cold water


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    2. In small mixing bowl combine flour and salt; then add shortening.
    3. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until pieces are the size of small peas, about 15-20 seconds.
    4. Add water all at once and beat on low speed just until moistened, about 10-15 seconds until dough forms into a ball.
    5. Divide in half and roll dough into a 12 inch circle and ease into 9 inch pie plate.
    6. Fold pastry under and flute the edges.
    7. Bake 10 – 12 minutes, then fill.

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    • Amos Miller
      Amos Miller
      I added 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg...and I recommend leaf lard for the shortening - if you can get it. This is a great recipe - even without my suggestions. Thanks, ChaCha


      • Vera Hanson
        Vera Hanson
        I can not make pie crust but I tried this one and is easy and wonderful.

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