No Fail Pie Crust


I thought I found the perfect pie crust, but I found one that is even closer to Grandma’s pie crust.  This recipe will replace all pie crust recipes.  I will look no further.  This is it folks…happy dance!!!!

Recipe from Michelle’s Tasty Creations.


  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • ½ c. butter, unsalted, cold and cut into cubes
  • ½ c. butter flavored Crisco, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • ⅓ – ½ c. ice water


  1. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add the cubed butter and shortening and using a pastry blender cut into the flour until it’s the size of small peas.
  3. Add the ice water (removing the ice first and discard) a little at a time and using a knife or your clean hands lightly mix until the mixture sticks together in a ball.  It should be neither wet nor dry but a happy medium.
  4. Place two discs of dough into plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
  5. To roll out the pie crust, place a small amount of flour on a piece of parchment on the counter and roll from the center outward.  Turning the crust continuously so you get an even (ish) circle.  Note ~ When rolling this dough out there will be bits of butter and shortening in the dough.  This makes it flaky.
  6. Using your rolling pin, roll the dough right up on the pin and transfer to pie dish.
  7. Turn edges under a little bit and crimp for a fluted edge.
  8. Makes a two crust pie.

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