One Pie Shell

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl


Top Review by Diann is Cooking

Very nice and basic. I used whole wheat flour since that's what I had, and added a pinch of nutmeg since I was making an apple pie. I wasn't very good at rolling it, but this is my first homemade pie shell.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening or lard using a pastry blender.
  3. Lightly beat the egg yolk, water and the apple cider vinegar together in a small bowl. Add this mixture to the flour, mixing with a fork only until moistened. DO NOT overstir.
  4. Shape the dough into a flat circle. Wrap in plastic or waxed paper. Chill for at least a half hour.
  5. On a floured cutting board, roll the dough to the diameter of 11 inches. Fit the dough into the pie plate and trim off to within about 1/2" to 1" larger than the size of the pie plate.
  6. Turn the dough that hangs over the sides under, and crimp edges as desired.
  7. Fill and bake the pie crust as directed by the recipe you are using.
  8. YIeld: One 9-inch single pie crust.

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