"I got this from my mother. She has used it for as long as she has been baking. It is very easy to make and tastes wonderful. I use heaping tablespoons of shortening because I like a very short crust." — Jamie
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So my thoughts on the recipe is that it is not that great but I did not give it one star because it may be because of a few things. The dough needs to be really thin I think for it to be "light and flaky". I like a thicker dough so one recipe was enough for just the bottom of my 9 pie pan. Then I did another for the top pattern. Anyhow when baked it was ediable but definately not award winning. I will try to thin out the crust and then update this review but those do not want a paper thin crust this is not quite the one to use.
Perfection! I was always a little nervous of pie crust but this came out perfect the first time I made it! Super flaky and light! This is absolutely my "go to" crust for ever and always! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
this crust was amazing! i used ths crust for blackberry pie and it was amazing! i will use this recipe from now on. i had actually ran out of shortning so i added 1/4 cup i cant believe its not butter and 1/4 cup cream cheese it still turned out great! 2 thumbs up!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Pie Crust for a Double Crust Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 118
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This from-scratch pie crust is easy and foolproof.
This recipe is more than 100 years old--tried, true, and oh so tasty.