• Preparation Time 15 minutes + 30 minutes refrigeration
  • Baking Time depends on filling
  • Makes 9” (23 cm) or 10” (25 cm) pie shell
  • Freezing Depends On Filling

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening, well-chilled
  • 3-6 tbsp ice cold water

Serving Size: 9” (23 cm) or 10” (25 cm) pie shell

Directions

Serving Size: 9” (23 cm) or 10” (25 cm) pie shell

  • Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut chilled shortening into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes.  Work in shortening cubes into flour mixture, using a pastry blender or two knives, in an up and down chopping motion, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces remaining.
  • Sprinkle half the maximum recommended amount of ice cold water over the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir and draw flour from bottom of bowl to the top, distributing moisture evenly into flour. Press chunks down to bottom of bowl with fork. Add more water by the tablespoonful (15 mL), until dough is moist enough to hold together when pressed together.
  • Bring dough together. Flatten ball into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick round disk.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 2 days for ease in rolling.
  • Roll dough from centre outward with steady pressure on a lightly floured work surface (or between two sheets of wax or parchment paper) into a circle 2-inches (5 cm) wider than pie plate. Transfer dough to pie plate by loosely rolling around rolling pin. Centre the rolling pin over the pie plate, and then unroll, easing dough into pie plate.
  • Trim edges of dough leaving a 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang. Fold edge under itself. Flute dough as desired. Bake according to specific recipe directions.

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