Egg Pastry

"I have used this for many diffrent types of pies. I finally found one my family likes!"
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Ready In:
1 pie crust




  • Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut in shortening until until particles are the size of small peas.
  • In another bowl, combine egg, water and lemon juice. Sprinkle over dry ingredients tossing and stirring with a fork until mixture is moist enough to hold together.
  • Divide in half; shape into 2 flat balls.
  • Roll.
  • Makes 1 8 or 9 inch 2-crust pie.

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  1. cxstitcher
    I have used this recipe for years as our regular pie crust. It is easy and tastes great. This is the one my mom taught me when I was learning how to make pies as a child by her side.
  2. Born2cook
    Very easy and great tasting. Will use this as my regular next time. I liked that you didn't have any chilling time required and it was easy to roll too.
  3. bullwinkle
    I think this is the first pie crust I have made that had egg in it. Flaky crust. I used this crust to make your Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie #7553. Thanks Coffeemom. Bullwinkle.
  4. wildolive
    Wow - this is a great pie crust! I used it for peach pie. I was surprised there was no sugar in the dry ingredients, but I made it as written. It was the bomb. Easy to roll! Bu-yah, coffeemom!


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