Never Fail Pie Crust

You can’t go wrong with a great pie crust. I have used many different recipes and this is my favorite!! Rumor has it that the family that gave me the recipe got it from an Amish cookbook!

You start by measuring out your dry ingredients.


Add your shortening.


Mix until pebble size.

In a small bowl mix the liquid ingredients.

Add to the flour mixture.

Mix until blended. Sprinkle some flour a solid surface.

Knead the dough a couple times.

Roll out to about a 1/4 inch thick.

Cut off the extra.

Fold in half.

Move to a sprayed pie pan.


Tuck the extra crust under.

Use your thumb on your left hand and your thumb and first finger on either side of the thumb to help shape your crust.

Will with your favorite pie filling and enjoy!!

Never Fail Pie Crust

4 Cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 cup COLD water

Mix all dry ingredients and cut in shortening. In a small bowl whip together wet ingredients. When combined, add add to the flour mixture.

Recipe makes enough crust for a 10 inch double crust pie.


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. Anonymous says:

    This looks like what my grandma did, except she never measured a thing, and her pies were always marvelous. I watched her make pies, but I was too young to think about having her measure things so I could duplicate her wonderful recipes.

  2. Ny father gave me this recipe over 30 years ago. If has never failed and always flaky.

  3. this is how I have been making my Pie Crust for years.

  4. Thrilled to find this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to share it with my daughter! Pinned it as Blue Strong on the Pie board!

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