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Old-Fashioned Pie Crust Recipe

by , Updated April 10, 2017

This recipe makes one pastry shell for a 1-crust pie. It's an old fashioned pie pastry recipe, made with lard, but you could use solid shortening instead.

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes


  1. Mix flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Cut lard into the flour mixture until crumbs are about the size of small peas. Add cold water, a little at a time, mixing quickly and evenly through the flour and lard mixture with a fork until dough just holds together in a ball. Use as little water as possible.
  2. Chill the dough and then roll it out to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  3. Line pie pan, allowing about 1/2 inch of the crust to extend over edges.
  4. Crimp edges as desired and bake or fill, according to recipe.

Serves 8

Calories per serving: 114

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