Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place the 1 1/3 Cup Crisco in large bowl.
  • Add 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and whip together.
  • Sift the 3 1/2 cups flour into the bowl with Crisco.
  • With a fork or pastry blender break up flour & Crisco so that it resembles even looking lumps.
  • Now put 1/2 Cup cold milk and 2/3 Cups sifted flour in the jar with the tight fitting lid.
  • Shake it good so it looks like a smooth paste.
  • Mix the paste mixture with the flour mixture.
  • Work gently so crust will be tender. When dough is smooth, divide and roll out for the pie.
  • Flour the counter first or you'll have a mess.
  • Water may be used instead of milk...milk gives the crust a nicer color.
  • Adding salt to the shortening tends for a flakier crust.
  • For one pie shell - with a fork make holes on bottom & sides of unbaked crust, then place a smaller dish or cake pan in center and place in oven to bake.
  • When crust is almost done, remove pan and bake a few minutes more.
  • If using a fruit filling, place one crust in the bottom and then add your fruit.
  • Cut out different shapes for the top or put the whole crust over the top making sure you have air vents to let the pie "breathe".
  • If you want a glaze, you can make a glaze with powdered sugar and water then drizzle over your fruit filled pie. Yum!

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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Great job!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    YUMMY Ms Jett!! ^5ers!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Good evening Jett, from Krumcakes recommendation I am taking your pie crust recipe home with me. My pie crusts are less than perfect. When my son was home (He is grown now) he made the most wonderful pie crusts. You think a football player would have that touch? But he did. You deserve my 5, Dear. When I make the pie crust. I am going to do the same as Krumcake, Make a big batch and freeze extra. Thank goodness for freezer chests. You have a good night...Cheryl
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    ok, I have been reading about this famous crust and am bookmarking it for the "next" time!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I made a galette with your pie crust recipe. It was wonderful. I posted both of the photos. THanks again!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I made this crust for a galette I baked tonight. Krum was right this crust is very good! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Gonna try this one soon! Sounds good to me!! got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    sunpuppy ate it and said...
    I'm always up for something different from my standard pie crust recipe and this one sounds like it is definitly worth a try. I'll let ya know how it turns out.
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Okay Krum has me sold..Im going to try your crust and your apple pie sometime this week!!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    I made this today - anyone who is looking for a pie crust recipe, you don't need to look any further...this is WONDERFUL - flakey, light, browned beautifully, and held up when I cut the pie. BEST pie crust I've ever made (now go to Jett's Award Winning Apple Pie that I made for this crust - you won't be disappointed!!!). Thank you so much, Jett, for sharing this family recipe - your mom was obviously an excellent pie baker!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Hey Jett, I was making this today but got confused...the ingredients call for 1 1/2 cups milk and 3 1/3 cups flour - the directions say mix flour with crisco mixture, then make paste with 1/2 milk and 2/3 cup flour...is this additional flour and milk beyond what the ingredient list calls for? I didn't see where to add the 1 1/2 cups milk listed in the ingredient list, so I decided I just better wait until I get clarification from you. This whole "homemade pie crust" thing is so foreign to me, I'm sure I'm just not understanding something!! Thanks, Jett!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    I'm definitely going to try this next time I make a pie - I will be sure to let you know how I do (it's still a "learning process" for me - the rolling out is the hardest part...knowing what the right consistency is so you get that wonderful flaky crust - yum!)...thank you for sharing your mom's special recipe!!
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