Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This crust has never let me down no matter what the temp. or humidity in my kitchen. Keeps 3 weeks in frig so it's great to have around the holidys or in the summer when fresh fruit is available. I'm much more likely to throw a pie together if I know all I have to do for a crust is roll it out. Not much more work than a store bought crust but there's no comparison in the quality. Got this recipe from a dear friend's 94 year old mother. Her mother taught her to make crust this way when she was a girl so the recipe's been around a long time, although I'm sure it was made with lard back then and used immediately. This is one of my most prized recipes. Cook time is chill time.
- Mix flour, salt and sugar.
- Cut in Crisco until finely mixed (mixture will begin to stick together).
- In a one cup measuring cup, beat egg; add vinegar; fill to one cup with cold water; add to well in center of flour mixture; mix well (it may be sticky).
- Lay out a long piece of plastic wrap; pour dough onto center of wrap and form into an even loaf; bring ends of wrap over dough and wrap tightly; store in frig.
- Crust is better if it stands overnight in the refrigerator.
- When ready to use, unwrap loaf; score, but do not cut, in half and then score each half into three even slices of dough.
- Cut off individual crusts as needed, rewrapping unused portion; can be stored in refrigerator up to three weeks.
This recipe is amazing. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I had never been able to make pie crust and this works up so nice. It is great!!!
Great recipe! Pie crust has never been a strong point for me. Untill now. It was so easy. I made it exactly as written, Love it!!!!! Thank you!
Tasty pie crust, sugarpea! I used 1/2 c unsalted butter for part of the shortening, and half cake flour, half whole wheat pastry flour. This was a great base for a pot pie. Yum. Thanks!