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Never-fail Pie Crust

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes


2 pies with top crust and 1 single crust pie OR 5 single pies




  • 4 cups flour (not sifted)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ¾ cups solid vegetable shortening

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup water


  1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt together with a fork.

  2. Add shortening and cut into flour until crumbly.

  3. Beat together vinegar, egg, and water.

  4. Combine it with flour, stirring with fork to moisten ingredients.

  5. Shape with hands into five flat, round patties, ready for rolling.

  6. Wrap each patty in foil or plastic wrap and store in freezer until ready to use.

  7. When ready to roll pie crust, remove pastry from freezer (a.k.a. your food storage) and thaw in refrigerator.

  8. Roll out, fill with desired filling, bake at 350°, and enjoy.

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