Step 1: A perfect pie begins with a perfect crust.........
It takes awhile to learn how to make the perfect crust. Overworking the dough, either over mixing or over rolling, will lead to a tough crust. To much moisture makes the dough difficult to roll. Adding to much flour results in a dry, tough, difficult to roll crust.
Just remember once you've mastered the crust, the filling is "easy as pie".
Step 2: Oil Pastry Crust Recipe
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons cold water
Mix together the flour and salt. Pour oil and water into cup (DO NOT stir). Add to flour mixture. Stir lightly until a ball is formed. Flatten. Roll.
Remember that atmospheric conditions will affect your flour. Depending on the humidity levels where you live, you may have to increase the amount of water. Do this sparingly!
This recipe makes ONE crust. I, personally, make my crust one at a time. Feel free to double and divide the dough evenly for TWO crusts.