Mom's Lard Pie Crust Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup lard
- 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
- In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle in water, a tablespoon at a time, until pastry holds together. Shape into a ball; chill for 30 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Transfer to a 10-in. pie plate. Flute edges; fill and bake as pie recipe directs. Yield: 1-10-inch crust.
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This is the same recipe that I learned as a child from my Grandmother! I am today passing it along to my daughter in-law and granddaughter! My daughter in-law didn't believe that you would make anything with "Lard"... This is proof. Now she knows my secret for the Flakiest Pie crusts around!!! Blessed Be. )0(
I used rendered leaf lard for the best results, it's hard to find i had to go to a local hog farm to get it and render it myself
I'm so happy you posted this recipe. I learned to make it when I was just a girl and somehow over the years it's gotten lost. I LOVE this crust and so does everyone who eats any of my pies! They say "this pie is great, but that crust is amazing!!!" Always makes me smile.
I have always wanted to make a pie crust using lard. But never knew the measurement for how much. Loved the recipe will use again. Thank you so much for sharing your Mom's recipe.
My mom passed away before I could get her recipe like this one. Yes people say "Lard" and panic sets in....It is so worth it and made the best flakiest crust!