Martha Stewarts Perfect Pie Shell

This is an excellent pie shell recipe, it comes out perfectly, and doesn’t have any exotic ingredients.  This is my go to recipe for making a homemade pie shell.

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Martha Stewarts Perfect Pie Shell

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Martha Stewarts Perfect Pie Shell

Learn the technique and recipe from the baking queen herself and have perfect pie crust ready for your favorite filling.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie Crust Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 pie crust
Calories: 1227kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/8 cup ice water


  • Put flour and salt in the bowl of food processor.
  • Cut the butter and shortening into the flour. Process a few seconds until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Drop water very slowly and process briefly. The entire process should take about 20 - 30 seconds.
  • Remove dough wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hr.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let stand for 15 min. before rolling out.
  • Bake in a 400 oven until done. Can be doubled for top and bottom crust.


Calories: 1227kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1185mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 5.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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