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Pie Crust 9" from Betty Crocker Cookbook 1972 version

basic pie crust recipe comes from Betty Crocker. The method is ours.
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 cup flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2-3 Tablespoons hot water


  • Combine flour, salt, and shortening. Cut in shortening thoroughly with a fork or pastry blender.
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of HOT water. Stir until it becomes a dough and leaves the sides of the bowl. Another tablespoon of water might be needed.
  • Roll the dough into a ball.
  • Place ball of dough on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to desired size. To make a round crust, roll first one direction and then another. Be sure the crust doesn't stick to the counter during rolling.
  • Fold the finished crust in half and fit in pie pan.