Alan's Pie Crust

Alan's Pie Crust

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"I have tried several pie crust recipes, but they just did not turn out right. So I changed the quantities and added and took away some ingredients and made a delicious pie crust. This recipe has never failed me."
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Ingredients

servings 120 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Mix the flour and the salt in a large bowl. Add the butter or margarine and lard; mix with hands until crumb like texture is achieved. Mix in the water. Pat into a ball, and wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for at least two hours.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

I found this recipe to be very good but, it was a little crumbly and I had a hard time rolling it out.I live in a fairly dry climate so next time I'll try more water, spoon by spoon.All in all, ...

Most helpful critical review

Tastes good, but VERY difficult to work with. It took me an hour to roll out 3 crusts. It was crumbly, and stuck like crazy to my rolling pin. Then it split and fell apart when I transferred ...

I found this recipe to be very good but, it was a little crumbly and I had a hard time rolling it out.I live in a fairly dry climate so next time I'll try more water, spoon by spoon.All in all, ...

I've always heard that a pie crust made with lard is exceptionally flakey. I had wanted to try a butter/lard combo, so when I found some "leafy" lard, I went for it. The crust was flavorful be...

I tried your "pie crust recipe" back on 10/01/02 .It came out EXCELLENT ,I now use it on a regular basis ,the lard gives it a taste of the country. Do you have any more EXCELLENT recipes to shar...

Loved the butter/lard combination that made this both flavorful and flaky. I made this super-easy in my food processor - mixed the flour, salt, butter and lard with short, brief pulses until I g...

What a great pie dough. The only thing I did differently was I cut in the butter/lard with a pastry blender. When I added the water, I tossed with a fork until dough started to come together. Th...

i have tryed great-great grandmom's and great grandmom's and down the line to myself and many on the inter net but this recipe is so easy and flaky that i will make this my hand down receipe to ...

GRRRRRREAT!

I love this recipe. It's easy and pretty close to perfect.

This is the only recipe I use for pie crust or pastries. It is a no fail crust!