Classic Single Pie Crust

Classic Single Pie Crust

  • 15 Minutes Prep 15 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 130 Calories per Serving
This classic one-crust pie pastry can serve as your go-to recipe.

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold shortening
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle flour mixture with 2 tablespoons cold water, tossing gently with pastry blender to moisten flour mixture. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until flour mixture forms moist clumps.
  3. Gather flour mixture into a ball (some flour will be left in bowl). Gently shape into a flatten round. On surface sprinkled lightly with flour, use floured rolling pin to roll pastry into circle 1 inch larger than upside-down 9-inch pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold pastry under even with plate edges; flute as desired.
  4. Bake as directed in pie recipe.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 9g 13%, Saturated Fat 2g 11%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 150mg 6%, Potassium 15mg 0%, Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 4%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 10%, Thiamin 8%, Riboflavin 4%, Niacin 4%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 8%, Copper 0%, Manganese 6%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 130, Calories from Fat 80, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4 1/2g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 1/2g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1 1/2, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 2tsp