Mom's Pie Crust
2 pie
15 min
1 hr 15 min


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.


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


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  December 22, 2016

This is hands down the easiest, most flakiest pie crust I have ever made in 47 years of baking, and I bake at least 100 pies a year. I used a food processor, then kneaded the dough 4 times till formed a consistent ball. I baked at 400. I will never use another recipe again as once again Land O Lakes has nailed it. Hands down the best recipe source on the internet.

— says Bear
  November 29, 2016

For some reason I used another recipe it was ok. But thankfully I found this one again because it was delicious I made sure I save it this time.

— says Doreen
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