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    Foolproof Pie Crust

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    Shakin_Bakin_Mom's Note:

    My mother in law gave me this handed down recipe as a welcome to the family gesture 20+ years ago and it's still the best one I've come across. It's the flakiest crust I've ever made and fairly easy too. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Mix together the flour, shortening, sugar and salt.
    2. 2
      Beat together the egg, vinegar and water.
    3. 3
      Combine the two mixtures and then chill for no less than 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Divide dough in three for three 8 inch double crust pies or into two for two 9 inch double crust pies and roll out accordingly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 28, 2013


      My mother gave me this recipe years 30+ years ago, and it hasn't failed me yet. Make sure you use all-purpose flour. I used bread flour once and it didn't roll out as well. My husband raves about my pies to everyone - he is in love with this crust!

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    • on November 28, 2008


      I made this yesterday for my pumpkin pie recipe. This is the perfect pie crust, flaky, rich and bakes to a perfect golden color without getting too dark. Thank you for such a great recipe. This is the only pie crust recipe I'll ever use from here on out.

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    • on January 14, 2008


      I love this pie crust... it is the exact recipe that my southern grandmother has always made. Thanks for posting- it is delicious!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Foolproof Pie Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (1067 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1705.4
    Calories from Fat 1105
    Total Fat 122.8 g
    Saturated Fat 35.2 g
    Cholesterol 70.5 mg
    Sodium 1577.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 131.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 19.3 g

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