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Pastry for Extra-Large Double-Crust Pie

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Our Test Kitchen home economists adapted one of their 9-inch, double-crust recipes for an 11-1/2- to 12-inch pie plate. Bake an extra-big pie and watch eyes light up!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 8 to 9 tablespoons water


  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half so that one ball is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball to fit an 11-1/2-in. to 12-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate; trim even with edge of plate.
  2. Pour desired filling into crust. Roll out second ball; cut slits in pastry. Position over filling. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top crust over bottom crust. Flute edges. Bake according to recipe directions.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 301 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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