Florence Ueberroth’s Famous Pie Crust

Lemon meringue, apple, pumpkin, blueberry, shoe fly pie – my grandmother made them all and was rightly very proud of her masterpieces. She was so eager to get feedback that before a guest could finish swallowing the first bite, she would lean in and demand “How much would you pay for a pie like that?!” Her recipe is easy and never fails. You too can be a proud pie maker.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 Tablespoons milk


  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and knead with hands.
  3. Press into pie pan and pinch around perimeter.
  4. Fill as desired and bake at 340 degrees for 40 minutes.

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