Pie Dough

Nancy Allen


This flakey pie dough recipe makes 4 wonderful crusts that will keep in the freezer a couple months.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 pie crusts
15 Min
15 Min


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  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c
    all vegetable shortning, plain or butter
  • 1 large
  • 6 to 8 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Pie Dough


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour and shortening until mixture looks like course crumbs. In a measuring cup mix your egg, water, vinegar, and salt together.
  2. Add liquid mixture to the flour mixture until a dough forms in your processor. Divide into 4 equal dough balls. Place each dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or freeze them.
  3. Remove from refrigerator to roll or let frozen dough thaw 30 minutes or until soft. Roll out and fit into pie plate. Bake empty at 400 10-12 minutes or until golden or put filling of your choice. (as your recipe directs)

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About Pie Dough

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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