Never Fail Pie Crust III Recipe -
Never Fail Pie Crust III Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Never Fail Pie Crust III

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"This is the easiest pie shell ever! It never fails, and is so good! I have used it for years. Makes 4 single crusts."

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Original recipe makes 2 double crusts Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large bowl, Cut the shortening into the 2 1/2 cups flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the 6 tablespoons flour, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup water to make a paste. Mix paste into the flour and shortening mixture.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and shape into rounds. Wrap securely in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2006

My first time ever making pies, I used this recipe to make five double-crust apple pies and four pecan pies. They came out great, even though I messed up the first two crusts trying to roll them out between two pieces of wax paper. The rest rolled out beautifully on a floured tabletop. I used lard for the shortening. The crust was so flaky.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2006

the people before me have said good things for this recipe but personally i tryed it and it was ver frustrating because it kept breaking apart and in the end it was just way too flaky.I have been cooking for a long time and i also took a cooking class where we learned how to make pastries and such. But i like trying new recipes and i can promise u that i will never try this one again.

Nov 10, 2003

Wow! Melts in your mouth!

Nov 24, 2005

This crust recipe was just ok. I dont like having to wait overnight to make my pie. I like pie crusts that only need to be refridgerated for an hour or so. Coming out of the fridge it was really hard and I had to roll it in my hands until it got softer; but the consistency was kind of crumbly

Nov 17, 2008

This is a great easy pie crust recipe! Its not quite as good as one with eggs and vinegar, but it is very flaky and really does melt in your mouth! I didn't refridgerate mine, instead I put it in the freezer for about 3 hours. I also added a teaspoon of white sugar. Make sure your shortening is chilled, it makes things much easier!

Nov 19, 2005

This has been a wonderful recipe. I have never had any trouble with it. It easy to roll and makes a great crust. Thank you for sharing.

Jan 12, 2011

I've been cooking for 30 years, and have never mastered the art of making pie crust until trying this recipe. It is melt in you mouth good, easy to make, and easily converted to vegan by using my favorite vegan margarine. A+++ I made this crust last night with the chocolate tofu pie filling. It was fabulous and my family had finished the pie for breakfast in less than an hour. On to another one today with the tofu and two for friends filled with a terrific vegan pumpkin filling.

Sep 21, 2010

Loved this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, this was my first attempt at a 'from scratch' pie crust. I used it on a double crust Chicken Pot Pie, It turned out beautiful, it was flakey and melted in our mouths. I don't think that I would choose this for a 'sweet' pie but definately will be using it again for meat pies. I didn't have any plastic wrap so I stored the pieces all together in a tupperware container and they were just fine. I rolled them out on my counter top sprinkled in flour and folded them twice to transfer them to the pie plates and it worked beautifully for me. As I said this was my first attempt at a home made crust so I didn't flute the edges perfectly but it still came out of the oven looking pretty. I baked the pie at 450 for about 25 minutes I usually have to bake them for 35... so keep an eye on your pies, as this dough seemed to bake a little faster than normal.


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  • Calories
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

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

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