Louise Piper’s Pie Shell

  • Serves

    makes 1 Pie Shell

Any cooked filling may be added to this pie shell. Louise Piper uses it for her Butterscotch Pie Supreme.


  • 1 13 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 13 clove vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp. cold milk


Step 1

Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour oil into a measuring cup, and add milk. Do not stir.

Step 2

Add liquids to dry ingredients and mix with a fork until dough forms a ball (you may need 1–2 tsp. more oil). Roll out dough between two sheets of wax paper to form a 12'' disk.

Step 3

Place pastry in a 9'' pie plate, form a decorative edge, and prick base and sides all over with a fork. Bake until light golden, 12–15 minutes.

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