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homemade pie crust

Grandma Jolleys Favorite Pie Crust

Course baking, Dessert, dessert recipe, pie curst, strawberry pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 TBSP white distilled vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Crisco


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together. Then using a pastry blender, mix the Crisco together with the flour mixture until it becomes a little crumbly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the water, vinegar, and egg together. Slowly add liquid ingredients into the flour mixture using your pastry blender. Once incorporated well, use your hands to mix together and form 2 equal sized balls out of the dough for each of the pie crusts.
  3. Sprinkle a little flour onto a clean, dry surface and gently roll out the pie dough a little less than ¼ of an inch.
  4. Roll the dough back up on the rolling pin. Lay it on the edge of your pie dish and unroll it right on top. Gently push the pie dough into the pan and then trim the edges about 1 inch below the edge and then fold under and pinch together with your fingers to form a nice edge.
  5. Poke holes in the crust with a fork and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 13-16 minutes. Crust should be starting to turn to a light brown color. Take out of oven and cool on wire rack for about 20-30 minutes.