Basic Pie Crust

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160.7
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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This is the easiest pie crust recipe I've ever used. This is the easiest pie crust recipe I've ever used.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    6 tbsp. butter
    2 tbsp. Crisco
    1/4 c. ice water


Freeze butter and shortening for 15 minutes.

In food processor, mix flour and salt. Chop butter and add to processor. Pulse 5 or 6 times until it is the consistency of meal. Add chopped shortening. Pulse 3 or 4 times.

Spritz the entire top of the mixture with water. Pulse 5 or 6 times. Repeat until the mixture sticks together when pressed between fingers. (do NOT add too much water! Then it just gets sticky)

Pour into a plastic bag and seal. Press into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll using a small amount of flour. Bake as needed for recipe. If baking unfilled, line crust with parchment paper then fill with dry beans to keep it from lifting away from the pan.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JECKIE.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Last time I checked, Crisco, by ANY definition, was not health food. - 11/4/07

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