Piecrust Mix

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  • 12 cups flour
  • 5 cups shortening
  • 2 tablespoons salt


  1. Sift flour and salt together twice.
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until crumbs are coarse and granular.
  3. Store in a cool place until ready to use.

For a 2-crust pie, use 2 1/2 cups of Piecrust Mix and 5 to 7 tablespoons water.

For a 1-crust pie, use 1 1/2 cups of Piecrust Mix and 2 to 3 tablespoons water.

Stir water into Piecrust Mix with a fork until pastry holds together. Roll out on lightly floured surface. fit into pie pan and bake as directed in recipe.

For 1-crust pie shell, prick sides and bottom of crust.

Bake in a preheated 450 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until golden.