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Mom's Pie Crust

Mom's Pie Crust

Pie crust recipe that is tender and flaky--the perfect crust for any pie.


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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
2 pie
crusts

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

1/2 cup shortening

3 tablespoons cold water

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour and salt in large bowl; cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cold water, egg and vinegar in bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix, with fork, just until flour is moistened. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a ball. Flatten slightly; wrap each ball of dough in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    For 1-crust pie, roll out 1 ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into 9-inch pie pan; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan. Crimp or flute edge. Fill and bake according to pie recipe directions.

  4. STEP 4

    For 2-crust pie, roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough over filling; unfold. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Cut 5 or 6 large slits in crust. Bake according to pie recipe directions.

  5. STEP 5

    For baked unfilled pie shell; prepare crust as directed above for 1-crust pie. Prick crust all over with fork before baking. Bake at 475°F, 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition (1/8 of double crust)

340 Calories
25 Fat (g)
55 Cholesterol (mg)
240 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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