Perfect Pie Crust Perfection

Crafted by Jean Haseloh and tested by the Allrecipes Test Kitchen, this pie crust stands out for its simplicity and reliability.

The use of shortening is key to the success of this pie crust. It adds flakiness and makes the dough easier to handle and roll out. Plus, it holds its shape well during baking, making it ideal for decorative pie crusts.

For those new to pie-making or seasoned bakers alike, this recipe is a must-have in your repertoire. It's easy to follow and produces consistently excellent results.

Whether you're baking a classic apple pie or experimenting with a new filling, this pie crust will elevate your dessert game.

To prepare the dough, simply whisk together flour and salt, then cut in cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add ice-cold water until the dough comes together, being careful not to overwork it. Chill the dough before rolling it out and fitting it into your pie plate.

Once you've mastered this pie crust recipe, the possibilities are endless. Experiment with different fillings and decorative crust designs to create your own signature pies.

With its flaky texture and buttery flavor, this pie crust is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.