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Mom's Double Pie Crust Recipe
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Mom's Double Pie Crust

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"My mom has been baking pies with this crust for over 30 years. Very simple and flaky."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add orange juice a tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until the flour mixture is moistened. When you squeeze a handful of the moistened pastry mixture, it should form a ball. Divide the dough in half and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate before rolling.
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Feb 08, 2014

Excellent! If a pie crust is still flaky the next day, then I consider it a great pie crust. I did use lard since family members are allergic to soy based shortenings. I chilled the dough for 10 minutes. I sprinkled a small amount of flour on waxed paper, then rolled the dough between two pieces of waxed paper. Easy Peasy!

Jan 10, 2015

Loves it! Tried making other types of crust bit this one beats all! Instead of orange juice I used Sunny D "smooth" gave a really great zest! Used for a pumpkin pie and it stays flaky! Loved.


8 Ratings

Apr 14, 2015

It was amazing. I used coconut oil instead of shortening I also used fresh squeezed orange juice. I used about 3 tblsp of the OJ. I then used a tbslp of butter on top layer and sprinkled sugar on top to give it that crisp.

Mar 05, 2015

Delicious! Thank you for this recipe! I used butter, not shortening, so I didn't need as much orange juice. Great recipe! Will use it again!

Nov 26, 2014

I made this today for an apple pie. Maybe it was just me, but I had to add water as it was too dry when I tried to roll it out. If I made it again I'd make 1.5x the recipe so it wasn't as thin.


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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