Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
Serves: makes 2 crusts
  • (makes 2 9-inch crusts)
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of cold butter
  • ½ cup cold butter-flavored shortening
  • ½ cup ice cold water (add more by the tablespoon if the dough is too dry)
  1. Step 1.) In a large bowl combine, flour, sugar, salt. Whisk until combined
  2. Step 2.) Cut in the butter and Crisco. Until it resembles large crumbs. (update-I now grate the butter into the flour)
  3. Step 3.) Add in cold water, stir gently just until combined.
  4. Step 4.) Gently shape the dough into a flattened disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5.) Divide the dough into two balls. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
  6. Step 6.) Place into the pie plate. The crust is now ready for a filling.
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at