Grandma’s Perfect Pie Crust

Grandma’s Perfect Pie Crust | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Eat at Joe's via YouTube


With the holidays coming around the corner, homemade pie crust is a must need for me. I love baking pies during the holidays, and I’ve tried finding the easiest recipe. Grandma’s Hope pie crust recipe only requires 4 ingredients to make. Nothing beats a recipe that requires minimal ingredients. Plus, I already have these ingredients in my pantry since I bake a lot. Grandma Hope’s perfect pie crust recipe leads to her pies selling for $1000 at auction. I think it’s impressive to take on a recipe that is proven to work well. I love how she gives a helpful tip by using your index finger to make a nice pattern on the edge of the crust.



  • 1 heaping cup shortening
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water


First, start with a bowl of all-purpose flour, add the vegetable shortening with a tablespoon and mix around with a fork. Continue to watch Eat at Joe’s tutorial on YouTube on how to mix and get the pie crust dough ready.

How To Make Homemade Pie Crust - Grandma's Pie Crust Recipe
Image by Eat at Joe’s via YouTube

Next, once the pie crust dough is finished, transfer it to a baking mat that’s lightly dusted with flour. Mound the dough with your hands in a circle then use a roller to flatten out the dough. Make sure to keep adding flour to the baking mat so it doesn’t get stuck.

How To Make Grandma's Perfect Pie - Grandma Hope's Pie Crust Recipe
Image by Eat at Joe’s via YouTube

Overall, this is a simple recipe, and with the holidays coming up, this is perfect to add to my pie recipe list. Making pie crust isn’t as hard, but when I’m lazy, I buy the premade ones. However, it would save me a couple of bucks if I made them homemade, and it would look more authentic. I love how Grandma Hope adds a design on top of her pie crust. It looks like the perfect pie crust recipe.

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