Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I make about 45 pies every Thanksgiving and I've tried every pie crust I've found. This crust is the easiest to work with and has great taste. It is flakey too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Cut in cold shortening.
  3. Mix the beaten egg and vinegar in a measuring cup; fill to the 1 cup mark with cold water.
  4. Mix all together.
  5. This will keep in fridge for 1 month.
Most Helpful

This recipe is like a recipe I found years ago, called French Pie Crust. It is so easy, tasty and very flakey. I use white vinegar. This dough is also very forgiving, as I think I might handle too much, but this crust seems not be effected by too much handling and rolling, etc. I recommend it to everyone who is interested in making a good homemade crust!

lacox November 22, 2008

this is indeed the very best pie crust. so easy and keeps just as said it would. I rave about this crust because I was never able to make a crust and now I do make the best thank you so very much sharing this recipe.

laptoppatty April 07, 2015

Excellent. Flavor was great using a butter flavored crisco. Fairly easy to work with. Nice and flakey Thanks. Made for Fall PAC 09 :)

~Nimz~ September 12, 2009