Forgiving Pie Pastry - Use now or freeze for later

By Pamela M – NS
Forgiving Pie Pastry - Use now or freeze for later
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Servings: 6 pie crusts

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About this Recipe

This is the queen of pie crust recipes. It makes 6 crusts at a time (3 double crusted pies or 6 singles), no-fail, and freezes really well.


5.5 cup flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 lb lard (1 brick)
1 tbsp vinegar
1 egg


Mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in lard. In a 1 cup sized measuring cup, combine vinegar and egg. Add enough cold water to bring the volume to the 1 cup line. Gradually add liquid to flour mixture. Divide into 6 roughly equal portions. I normally make 1 pie and freeze the rest.

To freeze: Form the balls and then flatten to a disk (somewhere between the size of a hockey puck and small frizbee). Put the disks in individual sandwich-sized ziplock bags. Squeeze out the air. Put in the freezer on a flat surface until frozen. The flat disk shape makes it easier to roll out after thawed. Enjoy!

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