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Classic Butter-Lard Pie Crust

This Classic Butter-Lard Pie Crust recipe makes the best, most flaky, and most delicious homemade crust ever! You’ll actually get two pie crusts from this recipe. Use them for cream pies, double crust fruit pies, or any pie for that matter. This recipe from a best pie winner at the 2015 Iowa State Fair, check it out here.

The two most important tips with homemade pie crusts: using cold ingredients (especially the water and whatever fats you’re using) and not overmixing the dough.  Ask any blue ribbon winning pie bakers their secrets to winning and many will note those two things. They also say, practice makes perfect. The more pies you make, the more quickly you will get the feel of it, a perfect, prize-winning pie crust.