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Homemade Pie Crust

(recipe, Deanna Dudney)

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  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. ½ tsp. salt
  3. ⅓ cup vegetable shortening
  4. 2 Tbsp. cold water*


  1. COMBINE flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.
  2. SHAPE dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to ⅛-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.
  3. NOTE: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.
  4. *Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.