100 Year Old Pie Crust

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Diane Atherton

By
@DeeDee2011

This recipe is over 100 years old. It is one for the ages. The crust is flaky and flavorful. Delicious for any kind of pie your heart desires. Makes enough for 4 8-inch pie crusts or about 3 9-inch crusts. Can be used for topping, lattice top, cut-outs, etc.

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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What's not to love about this really good and flaky pie crust?! It came together so easy. I made a pecan pie to enjoy with this crust - the crust really made this pie! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Three 9-inch or four 8-inch pie crust
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
    salt
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    water

How to Make 100 Year Old Pie Crust

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  2. In 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.

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About 100 Year Old Pie Crust

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



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