My mother won blue ribbons for her wonderful pies and the crust was one of the reasons. It was a simple flour/water/shortening recipe like many posted here but no matter how she tried to teach me to make it I could NEVER get it right. I finally found a recipe similar to the one posted by Butterflyblue/Amanda at pioneerwoman's website. It turns out perfect every time and even my 88 year old mother is delighted with the results that I get with it. Now if I could just make gravy without having to get out my stick blender!
My recipe also includes 1/4 teaspoon baking powder in addition to the ingredients posted on the website.