Dessert Pie Crust Recipe

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This dough has a touch of sugar, so I use it for 9" dessert pies.


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  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 4 tbs. chilled unsalted butter
  • 4 tbs. chilled Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 3- 4 tbs. ice water


  1. Add the salt and sugar to the flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry cutter or fork.
  3. Work dough until it resembles coarse cornmeal.
  4. Drizzle in 3 tbs. ice water, add another, if needed, to form the dough into a ball.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, or more.
  6. Roll out dough working from the center outwards.
  7. Roll to a diameter of 11 inches.
  8. Place dough in pie pan, trim edges. Press dough edges into desired shape.
  9. To pre-bake, turn oven to 375F.
  10. Poke holes in the dough with a fork, or place dry beans in the bottom.
  11. Bake until lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 176g
Calories 847  
Calories from Fat 810 96%
Total Fat 92.14g 115%
Saturated Fat 58.36g 233%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 1498mg 62%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbs 8.47g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 8.46g 6%
Protein 0.97g 2%
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  • MT C
    This does look easy, but then all crust recipes do.

    I was wondering though, Myra, how much sugar to add as it doesn't seem to be listed in the ingredients.

    MT C
    1 reply
    • myra byanka
      December 3, 2012

      Thanks for alerting me. 2 tsp. sugar added to recipe.

      Pie dough is tricky for a lot of people. I finally got the hang of it!



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