Grandma’s Best Pie Crust Recipe

Grandma’s Best Pie Crust Recipe


Grandma’s Homemade Pie Crust

Best ever Easy homemade pie crust recipe just like grandma used to make! |

Take all the guess work out of making a flaky but firm pie crust that will hold up to any of your favorite fillings!  Yep, just like grandma used to make because this was her recipe. Enjoy! |

  • Author: Madalaine
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie shell
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


2 cups flour

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 1/2 tablespoons water


pie dish




measuring cups and spoon

rolling pin


  1. Put all dry ingredients into the bowl.  Stir to combine.
  2. Drop pea size bits of the shortening into flour.
  3. Using the whisk in an up and down motion, break up the shortening into the flour until it looks like course sand.
  4. Add the water a little at a time until you can form a ball.
  5. Flatten into a disk and chill for a least 1/2 hour or over night.
  6. Roll out onto a floured surface.
  7. Place into the pie tin and prick with a fork.
  8. Fill with your favorite filling!