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Flaky Pie Crust

Homemade pie crust with a flaky texture and buttery taste.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 pieces of pie


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp ice-cold water


  • Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix
  • Add 1/2 cup of shortening and mix with a fork until evenly distributed and only small pea-size amounts of shortening remain
  • Add 3 tbsp of ice water and mix just until incorporated and the dough has formed
  • Grab a pastry mat and lightly sprinkle with flour place dough in the center circle
  • Place dough in the center of the mat
  • Begin rolling dough outwards and work it around the entire ball to form a 12" circle.
  • Sprinkle the crust with a little flour and lift the mat folding the dough in half
  • Fold the dough in half again.
  • Now that the dough is folded into quarters, place it in the pie dish and gently unfold it.
  • Once unfolded trim the pie crust evenly around the perimeter, I typically do half an inch.
  • Finish the edge and poke with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
  • Bake at 400 degrees¬†for 12 minutes or until slightly golden
  • Let cool and fill with your favorite filling!