No Fail Pie Crust


Cherie Szilvagyi Recipe

By Cherie Szilvagyi cheries001


Rating:
Serves:
5 Crusts
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Comments:

Jane could make the best pie and her 4 boys agreed. Flaky and easy to make this pie crust has never failed to be the best I ever made. Passed on in her memory for a woman too young to go.

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS
5 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
white sugar
2 c
crisco shortening plus 2 tablespoons more
WET INGREDIENTS
1
egg
1 tsp
vinegar
FILL CUP TO 1 CUP WITH THE COLD WATER AFTER ADDING THE EGG AND VINEGAR
1 c
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pie crust requires a learning curve that can be so easy if the recipe is the right one. This recipe does not need to be handled with care.
2
Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of Crisco. I won't use anything but Crisco or this recipe would not be as good. I use a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening. Making the shortening about the size of a really large pea. Don't over cut in the shortening.
3
Add the egg and vinegar to a measuring cup. Fill to the 1 cup mark with the cold water. Sprinkle water on the top of the dry mixture. Fold in the water mixture to dry ingredients. Don't stir, just fold the water in. Repeat until all the water is gone. This crust is a very wet crust and handles really well. Pat the dough into balls and roll out on a floured board. This recipe makes 5 crusts if using a 9" baking dish. I usually get it to 4 crusts since I like my crust a little thicker.
4
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. If making a unfilled pie, poke holes in the crust with a fork, all over.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Desserts
Hashtag: #crust


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21 Comments

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Cherie Szilvagyi cheries001
Oct 9, 2014
The pie crust should not stick. Let us know how your pies turned out.
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Joyce Kelley Magnoliatn
Oct 9, 2014
I am finally giving your recipe a try! I typically bake more cakes/cookies than pies. I did not spray Pam on my pie plates (two metal and two glass). Hopefully, they won't stick; I'll update later. I was able to make four pie crust; I have four bacon/spinach quiche in the oven. Thanks for sharing!
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Michelle Miller ThrowNpan
Apr 25, 2013
Think I might just try this crust on the weekend, a good pie sounds yummy!
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Frances Bocchino dedelicious
Apr 23, 2013
I used your pie crust recipe and it is the bomb. Thank you and thank Jane. Everyone raved over my pies. I made apple and blueberry/blackberry and they flew out of here. Thanks for sharing your friend's recipe.
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Cherie Szilvagyi cheries001
Mar 8, 2013
Glad that you are enjoying the recipe too! Sure is one of my favorites.