Always Ready Pie Crust Mix

Dear Reader-
This recipe for Always Ready Pie Crust Mix struck me by surprise… I never knew you could do such a thing!
So, when this FREEZE-O-RAMA Mama saw this OAMC (once a month cooking) recipe in Sweet & Simple, I instantly knew it was going to be my Recipe # 3 for my In the Kitchen with Gooseberry Patch project with the Real Farmwives of America and Friends.

You just take 6 cups of all-purpose flour…
And 2 Cups of Shortening
And 3 t Salt
And blend it up with a pastry blender…
Truth be told, this was my first time using a pastry blender… and until now, I didn’t understand what the big deal was…
Now I do.
LOVE how easy it blends well… pastry stuffs 😉
Genius name if ya ask me… just sayin’
Now keep ‘er sealed up tight until you are ready to use it.
Now then I gots to thinkin’…
I probably won’t remember that 2 Cups mix should be mixed with cold water 1 T at a time (up to 6 T)…
Then I probably ought to note that somewhere…
Then I remembered the most fabulous markers (besides Sharpies) known to man… Wet Erase Markers.
You might recall that I recently discovered the most lovely fun way to keep track of my grocery list literally on my fridge!
So, it occurred to me that I could do the same right on the smooth side of my pie crust container.
Always Ready Pie Crust Mix


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Recipe from Gooseberry Patch's Sweet and Simple. For more food and fun, visit GOODEnessGracious.com
  • 6 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Shortening
  • 3 t Salt
  1. Blend until crumbly and store in an airtight container.
  2. 2 Cups of mix and 6 T Water make 2 (9 inch)pie crusts
*Edited to add: A lot of questions followed this post. Here is a follow up post about making your own pie crust mix.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted this on Facebook; certainly looks like a "must try" recipe…Goodness Gracious…thanks much!

  • Lark (SparkyLarky)

    I have made this before & it does last long. Plus it does make a pretty good crust!

  • Anonymous

    You can place the flour and shortening in a food processor and pulse and you won't need the pastry blender. I use 3 cups of flour, 2 sticks of butter, 5 T cold water, one egg, 1T vinegar, 1t. salt. This is called never fail pie crust. I roll out and place in pans and then freeze. This makes three 9 inch pie crusts. It is so easy to roll and I think the butter makes the crust more flakey. I can make this in less than 2 minutes in a food processor. Something to think about!!

  • apple blossom

    have to try this recipe thanks

  • Megan


  • Rita

    Great idea!

    Are you using some sort of electric pastry blender? I'd love to see a full picture of that!

    • Cris Goode

      Thanks for your question! I tried to answer all of the questions from this post here: http://www.goodenessgracious.com/2011/06/pie-crust-questions-answered.html

  • Just this… Alice

    I am so delighted to get this recipe. What a big time saver to have it ready for the water stage already. now I feel completly comfortable that my peach pie will be better next time. Thanks for sharing

  • Lana

    Well isn't that just handy-dandy?!?!?! Great find and share!

  • April

    Does this have to be refrigerated?

    • Cris Goode

      I tried to answer everyone’s questions here: http://www.goodenessgracious.com/2011/06/pie-crust-questions-answered.html

  • Kedith

    Love this idea it made me think I should make some biscuit mix too using self-rising flour and shortening. 🙂

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