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single pie crust recipe

Single Pie Crust

Easy to make pie crust to use for any pie calling for a single pie crust.
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigeration time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour all purpose or pastry
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp shortening or use additional butter
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter very cold butter or vegan butter alternative
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar (very cold)
  • 4 tbsp ice water or a little more, if needed


  • Whisk together the flour and the salt.
  • Add shortening. Use a fork or pastry dough blender to mix until crumbly.
  • Then add the butter. and work together until roughly crumbly. Be careful not to overwork the mixture. It should not be smooth at this point.
  • Mix the vinegar with 2 Tbsp water and toss lightly to combine. Add more water, a little at a time, to make a dry, chunky mixture.
  • Shape dough into a ball, flatten to about an inch thick. Cover and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator. Roll out into a circle of the size needed. For a 9 inch pie, your circle will be about 12 inches in diameter.
  • Add filling, if it is ready. Or put in the refrigerator until ready to fill.
  • Or, if your recipe calls for a pre-baked crust, bake according to directions.


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 266IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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