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How to Make a Pie Crust | Almanac.com

How to Make a Pie Crust

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Making a Pie Crust

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Every pie needs the perfect pie crust—and we don’t mean from a box. Make your own pie crust with help from this step-by-step video.

The All-Purpose Pie Dough recipe is courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook. For the printable recipe, click here

You’ll also need a 9-inch pie pan and a rolling pin. Your butter must be cold. See all our pie-making tips before you get started!

If you’d like to add a top crust, you’ll need to double your pie dough recipe. See our videos on “How to Make a Lattice Pie Top” and “How to Make A Braided Pie Top.”

Now what to fill that crust with?  See our 10 Best Pie Recipes!

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Dave (not verified)

1 month 1 week ago

Use saturated fat. Leaf lard! Now you have a real crust.

HANK WISNIESKE (not verified)

1 year 1 month ago

PIE IN GENERAL MIGHT NOT BE HEALTHY BUT IT IS GREAT TO EAT. DO NOT PROVIDE SO CALLED HEALTHY VERSONS OF THIS PIE CRUST. IF SOMEONE DOES NOT LIKE YOUR VERSION OF THE CRUST THEY CAN GO BUY A GREENE/WEENIE COOK BOOK.

S (not verified)

2 years 2 months ago

Please up date your recipes! Vegetable shortening is very unhealthy and should NOT be used. So many of your recipes call for unhealthy things like this. Can you provide healthy versions since I would think most home gardners are organic and health conscious

Susan Panny (not verified)

3 years 2 months ago

Website will always revert to basic pie crust and never shows recipe for the cranberry apple mini pie filling— a glitch?