Don't miss another recipe! Get our daily picks delivered right to your inbox!   
home > recipes > meals / dishes > desserts > pies and pie crusts > pie crusts

Non-Lard Flaky Pie Crust

recipe at a glance
ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   1 crust

recipe id: 31693

recipe tools

Photoadd photo
review it!
share this recipe:
share on facebook share on google plus share on twitter share on pinterest
save to yummly


1 1/2 cup flour
6 tablespoons oil (canola, sunflower & safflower work great)
6 tablespoons lukewarm water
1 pinch salt


Put the oil in a bowl, add lukewarm water, and stir with a whisk. The mixture becomes creamy white and light. Add the flour by 1/2 cupfuls and the salt. Mix rapidly by hand; do not work it too much or it gets tough. Form a ball, dust lightly with flour, and wrap in plastic wrap. Let it "rest" in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

On a lightly floured board or marble, roll the dough into a circle 3/16-inch thick. Spray the pie pan with cooking spray and place dough in pan, fluting the edges and pricking the sides. Prepare pie as directed in your recipe. (I usually half-bake the crust before adding the filling.)

cook's notes

It is usually used for quiche, but I use it for regular pies too. It's not as sweet as other crusts, so I like it for those sweet fillings. It is very smooth and easy to work with.

added by



Nutritional data has not been calculated yet.

Get our best recipes delivered right to you!
Sign up for our newsletters that feature hand-picked recipes

more recipes like non-lard flaky pie crust

comments & reviews

View more desserts recipes
Meals & Dishes
View more meals & dishes recipes
Recipe Newsletter
Subscribe to our free email newsletter to get our daily recipe picks, cooking tips, and more!

free recipe newsletter signup!