100 Year Old Pie Crust Recipe - Dee Dee's
Diane Hopson Smith
I think pies are made by the crust they are in. It don't get better than homemade.
Recipe tried and true.
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- 4 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 c
- shortening (lard would have been used back in the day)
- 3 Tbsp
- sugar (when using crust for a savory pie, i use a little less sugar)
- 2 tsp
- 1/2 c
1In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
2In a small bowl, mix egg with water. Blend into flour mixture. Cover tightly with plastic and chill in refrigerator until ready to use. NOTE: I form a ball(s) and then pat into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap.