Easy Pie Crust Recipe

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This pie crust is one of the most simple you can make.
1 hr 20 min DURATION
20 min PREP TIME


  • 2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons sugar
    4 tablespoons butter
    4 tablespoons shortening
    5 tablespoons water


  • Mix first three ingredients. Using a pastry knife, work in butter until very smooth. Add shortening and combine till the lumps are pea-size. Add the water. Gather dough into a ball, adding more water if needed. Divide in half and roll out on floured hoard. Form bottom crust into 9" pie pan, add prepared filling and dot with the butter. Roll out, fit and seal upper crust, brush with milk, then sprinkle with sugar and ventilate using a sharp paring knife or cookie cutters. Bake for ten minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake the pie with filling until golden brown, approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

The ingredients of this pie crust are simple, as are the instructions. The result is a delicious pie crust fit for any filling.