Sara's Saucepan Pie Crust


Joyce in Georgia, an "Everyday Food" radio show listener, recently called in to share her mom's saucepan pie crust recipe. Other listeners have been asking about it, so here's the recipe. Enjoy!


  • cup cooking oil

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  1. Bring cooking oil and water to boil in a small saucepan -- it takes just a few seconds! Then remove from heat.

  2. Add 1 cup flour and stir. It will quickly pull away from the pan and form a ball. Don't overstir.

  3. Place into a pie plate (non-greased) and wait a few minutes for it to cool enough so you can touch it with your fingers.

  4. Press out evenly into the pan, pushing it up the sides with your fingers. Pinch a decorative edge. That's it!

Cook's Notes

We like to prebake for a few minutes for a cooked pie. Bake completely for a cream pie. A perfect recipe for this crust is French Coconut Pie.

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