Foolproof Pie Crust

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Shakin_Bakin_Mom

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!

Top Review by jmorel

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the flour, shortening, sugar and salt.
  2. Beat together the egg, vinegar and water.
  3. Combine the two mixtures and then chill for no less than 15 minutes.
  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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