Old School Pie Crust

Country cooks will tell you that nothing compares to lard when it comes to making flaky, tender pie crusts. This recipe makes 2 crusts (9 inches).

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups lard, chilled
  • 1 cup ice water


  • Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add lard in pieces and combine with the flour using 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Slowly add ice water, very lightly working it into the flour mixture with your fingers until a soft dough forms. Divide dough into 2 pieces.
  • On a marble or floured board, roll out dough to form 2 circles (9 inches).