Pie Crust

Crystal ~


I have been using this pie crust recipe for nearly 40 years. It's flakey and easy to work with...and very tasty!

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2 large pie crusts
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup crisco shortening
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vinegar
5 tablespoons water
waxed paper


1In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and Crisco. Cut the Crisco into the flour with a pastry blender or a fork until mixture is crumbly.
2In a small dish, add yolk, vinegar,and water; blend well with a fork. Add liquid to flour mixture and blend well with a fork until dough is thoroughly incorporated then use your hands to work it together to form a ball.
3Divide the dough in half to make 2 balls.
4Place one ball of dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll it out with a rolling pin; rolling it a little larger than the size of your pie pan.
5Remove top piece of waxed paper and then gently flip over the dough onto your pie pan. Remove waxed paper and gently shape the dough into the pie pan. Trim excess dough off.
6Repeat with second half of dough.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American