Master Mix: Freezer Pie Crust

Today we will be making a big batch of pie crust to store in your freezer. No more trips to the store to buy premade frozen crusts!  Not only does it take only about 10-15 minutes to make this bulk recipe, it is cheaper and way tastier than store bought. (Not to mention a lot thicker than those thin frozen crusts!)

This week has been a week of focusing on making your own pie crusts! My last post I shared my grandmothers pie crust recipe which is perfect for making a fresh pie crust that is tried and true!

Today we are making a bulk recipe that you can store individual ball of pie dough in your freezer, ready to thaw, roll out and bake! You will make up to 7 pie crusts at once and have almost a full year to use them!  So I am dreaming of pot pies with left over turkey, chicken, or beef,  quick fruit pies, or shells for dreamy banana cream or chocolate pie!

Lets get started!
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Master Mix: Freezer Pie Crust

6 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/3 cups  vegetable shortening
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups cold water

  • In a heavy duty mixer (or in a large bowl with a pastry blender) combine flour and salt.
  • Add in shortening and blend till mixture resembles a crumbly cornmeal texture.
  • Add in 1 1/4 cups water. Mix lightly until water is absorbed and mixture forms a ball.
  • If necessary add additional water.
  • Divide dough into 7 portions.

  • Shape each  portion into balls.
  • Flatten each ball slightly with your hand. (ok I used my rolling pin)
  • Place each ball into a freezer storage bag, or airtight container, or wrap in freezer paper.

  • Label each package and date.
  • Store in freezer.
  • Use within 10 months.
  • To use;
  • Thaw dough.
  • Roll out and use as desired.
  • Bake according to pie recipe directions


1 comment:

  1. Love this Master Mix recipe..
    I did roll some of the crust and put in pie plates right away and the rest of the pie crust balls I wrapped and put in freezer. If I want to make a single crust pie, all I have to do is just take one of my already frozen pie shell out of the freezer and add the filling. Especially nice when making pumpkin pie cause while I'm mixing the filling my pie shell is in the freezer.


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