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Pie Crust (double 9")

A flaky homemade pie crust is easy.  I make it savory by adding broth instead of water if I'm using it for a pot pie.  So flexible!  #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword flaky, pie, pie crust
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 9" pie crusts
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons water (or broth if for savory dishes)



  1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is completely blended and appears crumbly.
  2. Add water and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Dough will form into a ball when it's adequately mixed. The dough will be sticky and tough if too much water is added, and it will crack and tear when rolled if too little is added. Only if needed add additional water in just 1-Tablespoon increments.

  3. Cut dough in half and roll each half out for your 9" pie crust.
  4. To bake: 375 degrees F. for 35 minutes