never fail pie crust

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By Ginger Amiro
from Midland, TX

This is the recipe my grandmother used and passed down. She had a cafe back during the depression and was famed for her pies.

serves Makes two pie crusts
prep time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For never fail pie crust

  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/4 c
    crisco
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp
    ice water
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How To Make never fail pie crust

  • 1
    Sift flour and salt together and cut in shortening. Add egg, vinegar, and ice water - mix well.
  • 2
    Pour onto floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide in half and roll out each half. Will make a single two-crust pie or two single crust pies.
  • 3
    If crust is to be baked before the filling is added, here's a little trick. Prick the pie crust then line the bottom and sides with a piece of aluminum foil and pour dried beans to cover the bottom - about an inch deep. Your pie crust will bake without puckering.

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