Someone's Pastry for a Double-Crust Pie (Or Two Pie Crusts)
15 mins (prep 15)
5 ingredients
2 servings
This is my mother-in-law's double-crust pastry recipe for pie crusts, and I'm posting it for safe keeping. This is the crust that MUST be under every homemade pumpkin/pecan/any pie for our holidays (or my husband's side of the family thinks the pie is totally gross--haha). I titled this recipe as I did because it could have been my grandma's (her mother's), or it could have come from a church group, a recipe book, a neighbor, or some other source that I am unaware of. We (our family) has made single- and double-crust pies as well as peach cobbler using this recipe. It comes out flaky and tasty. NOTE: This recipe halves fine, but DOES NOT double well. If you want to make 4 pie crusts, make 2 separate batches.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , egg-free , <-15-mins , easy , quick , inexpensive , free-of... , crusts~pastry-dough , pies-and-tarts , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 1 cup butter flavor shortening (plain would work fine)
  • 2 cups flour, stirred and spooned into the measuring cup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons cold water (may need more or less, depending on weather)


Serving Size (246.3 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1453.77 Calories from Fat 1091.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 121.26g 373.12%
Saturated Fat 30.07g 300.67%
Trans Fat 15.57g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1169.87mg 97.49%
Total Carbohydrate 86.36g 57.58%
Dietary Fiber 12.84 g 102.72%
Sugars 0.49 g %
Protein 15.85g 63.41%
Vitamin A 10.8IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 42.7mg% Iron 4.41mg%
*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