How to Make Pie Crust

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So you want to know how to make a pie crust? You’ve come to the right place! Show your family and friends that you’ve got what it takes to make a pie crust a cut above the rest, by adding that homemade-feel to the pie season. Because nothing beats homemade when it comes to crust! Learn how to perfect a two-crust pie, how to blind bake a crust, and even how to store pie crust…because there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Make your kitchen the home of perfect pies with crusts that make everyone around your table cut more than one slice per serving.

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How to Make Two-Crust Pie

Learning how to make two-crust pie pastry from scratch isn’t hard. Betty’s Two-Crust Pie Pastry requires 20 minutes of prep and 1 hour and 5 minutes total to make. This recipe serves 8.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold shortening or if you prefer, substitute cold butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, for half of the shortening.
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • Pastry blender or fork
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife or kitchen shears
  • 9-inch glass pie plate

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