Updated: Sep 14, 2020
This homemade pie crust is delicious and flaky and can be used for sweet or savory.
Ingredients for one double-crust 9 inch or 10 inch pie:
3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar 8oz. butter flavored vegetable shortening (very cold)
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp non-dairy milk (I used soy)
1. In a large (cold) bowl add all dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Cut the vegetable shortening into cubes and put into the flour. Use a fork to cut the vegetable shortening into the flour until you reach a crumbly texture. Drizzle the milk into the flour mixture and use the fork to combine. Mix until everything comes together to form a ball of dough.
2. Lightly sprinkle flour over a larger piece of parchment paper. Dump the dough and roll it out until you have a rough circle larger than the size needed.
3. Use the parchment paper to help flip the dough into the pie dish. Fill in holes with extra pieces and pinch the edges to form a pretty crust.
4. Continue with the baking instructions for your recipe.