Earthquake Pie Crust

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Be sure the lid is on tight before starting to shake!! This recipe saves on cleaning utensils and hands.

I have never tried this recipe, but it is on my list of ones to try.


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5 tablespoons cold water

Place flour, shortening, salt, baking powder, and water in a 2-quart bowl with a form fitting lid. Place lid on securely. Shake for 45 seconds, or until it sounds mixed.

Turn bowl on its side, and shake up and down for 15 seconds to form a ball. Open bowl, and scrape dough out.

Form into 2 balls. Chill while preparing filling. Roll out and use as directed in your favorite recipe.

Makes one double crust pie shell