Hot Water Pie Crust – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Before we jump into another Tasty Tuesdays Link Up with fabulous recipes shared by my fellow bloggers, I want to share this recipe for Hot Water Pie Crust with you because I am already in the Holiday spirit.

A simple pie crust made tender by whipping shortening with hot water. From Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams.

I have a fear of pie crusts, they intimidate me. I have ruined far too many (yes, one is too many in my book). So when I saw this recipe in an old cookbook from the PBS Series Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens, I knew I had to give it a try.

It worked!! The original recipe calls for lard, but I substituted shortening. I will have to try it again with some butter mixed in too.

And look at what I made with it … Pecan Maple Cream Tassies.

Pecan Maple Cream Tassies

Hot Water Pie Crust

Meal type Bread, Dessert
From book Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens
A simple pie crust made tender by whipping shortening with hot water. From Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams.


  • 1 cup shortening (or lard)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


The recipe makes enough for two 8-inch with top crust or two 9- or 10- inch pies without top crusts.


Beat the shortening and salt in a large bowl until combined. Add boiling water and beat until combined. Let cool to room temperature, stirring again if the shortening and water start to separate.
whipped shortening for hot water pie crust
Stir in flour and form the mixture into a ball. Do this quickly and do not over mix or you will get tough crust. Chill for several hours or overnight.
Hot Water Pie Crust
To bake, remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before attempting to roll.

For a prebaked crust roll out to 1/8" thickness. Place in pie pan and trim edges as needed. Prick crust with a fork (or use pie weights) and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until golden.
Hot Water Pie Crust

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  1. Lou Lou Girls

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    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

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