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Fool proof- 15 minute pie crust recipe

Monday, November 19, 2012

I know there are a lot of "fool proof" pie crust recipes, but those never worked for me! I was at a church activity and we were making apple pies. All I could think was.... I'm in trouble I don't make good pie crust.

I was pleasantly surprised! The recipe was easy to follow and could be made in 15 minutes- from start to finish. I was amazed. I have seriously made this pie crust probably 200 times, no kidding. I got this pie crust recipe about 3 years ago, but before this cherished recipe I never made homemade pie crust. The crust literally takes less time than jumping in the car and buying crust! How can you beat that!!!!

Fool proof {15 minutes from start to finish} Pie Crust Recipe:

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp shortening
4-5 tbsp cold water

1. In a medium size bowl place the the flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender. If you don't have a pastry blender use 2 forks (hold one fork in each hand and slice throughout mixture at the same time.
 2. Sprinkle water 1 tbsp at a time until all flour is moistened. (for the water I fill a small cup with a little ice and add water to it and that makes good cold water!)

3. Shape into a ball and roll out on floured surface.

***Note: This recipe can be cut in half when making only a one-crust pie***

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  1. Debbie I love you an your personality that shines through these posts! I definitely want to do this. Thanks!!!!!

  2. Thanks Lisa! You will love it and that it is so incredible easy! No prep or waiting for ice water!

  3. oh, I will have to try this one! I wonder how it would turn out with "white" whole wheat flour?

  4. Ooooh that sounds delicious! I will have to try that too!


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