Never Fail Pie Crust

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving is all about the food, right?  And the capper to the meal is always the pie!  I learned to bake amazing pies when I was 12 years old.  My Gram took it upon herself to teach me to make the perfect crust and all the different kinds of fillings.  I spent the next 2 years experimenting with every kind of pie imaginable.  I’ve made them all, and I’ve made every kind of crust.  Butter crust, shortenening crust, chocolate crust, shortbread crust… everything.  This recipe is the all time best, and fool proof classic pie crust recipe.  Use this for your Thanksgiving pie… it will not disappoint!

Never Fail Pie Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup cold milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Combine dry ingredients together.  Cut in shortening and cut to pea size chunks.  Mix yolk, milk and lemon juice together.  Add to dry ingredients and gently mix together.

Makes 2, 9 inch crusts or 1 top and 1 bottom.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.

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6 thoughts on “Never Fail Pie Crust

  1. Thanks for sharing this crust recipe. I saw it on the Tasty Thursday blog hop. I really need a good one for my pies, I usually end up buying the pre-made store crusts but now I will give this one a try!

  2. This recipe looks very good and actually something I might be able to do. 🙂 I’m really put off by making pie crusts; I guess it just takes a lot of practice. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and I’ll have to try it during the holidays!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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