Quick Quiche or Pie Crust

10 mins (prep 10)
5 ingredients
8 servings
This recipe was given to me over 20 years ago by my neighbor. It's a wonderfully easy crust that you pat in the pan. No rolling out is necessary. Originally it was to be mixed with a pastry cutter, but I have done it sucessfully for years with a food processor. I prefer it mostly for quiche, but have also used it for pies when in a pinch. When making this for a quiche, I have been known to add whatever spices that might go along with it, such as chili powder, garlic, nutmeg and such. Be sure that the shortening is at room temperature! I hope you enjoy it!

Categories:  <-15-mins , north-american , 3-steps-or-less , breakfast , quick , brunch , crusts~pastry-dough , egg , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , 5-ingredients-or-less , easy , american , inexpensive , pies-and-tarts , dessert ,
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Serving Size (38.04 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 207.22 Calories from Fat 138.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.35g 188.87%
Saturated Fat 3.79g 151.63%
Trans Fat 1.95g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 146.38mg 48.79%
Total Carbohydrate 16.19g 43.18%
Dietary Fiber 2.41 g 77.04%
Sugars 0.09 g %
Protein 2.97g 47.56%
Vitamin A 2.03IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.89mg% Iron 0.82mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold water