Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

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!


  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.


Most Helpful

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!

jmorel November 27, 2013

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.

Peaches1027 November 28, 2008

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

hollyfrolly January 14, 2008

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