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Mom's Lard Pie Crust

 Mom's Lard Pie Crust
Mom always knew the best pie crusts are made with lard. The results of this recipe is one of the flakiest crusts I have ever had. It is so easy too!—Virginia Jung, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 201 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.