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5 from 3 votes

Crisco Pie Crust

Easy Crisco (shortening) style pie crust to make with any filling.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crisco pie crust, pie crust, shortening pie crust
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour plus more for dusting
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 egg beaten, for brushing

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, or standing mixer, combine flour, salt and shortening until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add remaining ingredients until combine just until dough ball forms. Don't overwork the dough. (At this point, the dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.)
  • Divide into two portions, one slightly larger than the other, as the bottom crust will take slightly more dough to go up the sides of the pan.
  • On a generously floured surface, roll both sections out with a rolling pin, working from the center of the dough and pushing outwards.
  • Proceed to filling your pie as your recipe calls for.
  • Place the larger, rolled out portion into a greased pie pan and press up the sides.
  • Roll the smaller portion (the top crust) and lay over filled pie. Pinch edges together and cut/discard excess dough from the circumference of the pie.
  • Poke holes for steam to escape, using a knife or a fork in any pattern you like.
  • Brush with a beaten egg before baking for a shiny, golden finish.

Notes

  • Pie crust recipe is to be used with any prepared pie filling, or pie filling recipe that calls for pie crust.
  • Pie dough can be made ahead of time, and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days uncooked.
  • Brushing with  a beaten egg before baking, makes the crust golden and shiny.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg