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Mom's Lard Pie Crust Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. 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.