Learn how to make the best, flakiest and easiest pie crust right at home! Don’t be intimidated by it. Only 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes start to finish.
What you’ll need:
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 tsp salt
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork until fine crumbs. Add in 2-3 Tbsp cool water and mix. If it’s not forming a dough, add in another 1-2 Tbsp of water until no dry flour remains. Make into a ball and put onto a floured work surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll out to 1″ wider all around than the pie plate you’ll be using. Transfer to the pie plate and add pie filling ingredients if the pie will be baked. If your recipe calls for a baked crust, dock the crust with a fork and bake in a preheated 350*F oven for 10-12 minutes and let cool before filling. Makes 1 crust. For a double crust or lattice top, double the recipe. Enjoy!