100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
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By Diane Atherton
from PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

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 doesn't get better than homemade. Recipe tried and true.

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We love an old-fashioned recipe and this pie crust is no exception. It's easy to make. Once baked, the homemade pie crust is a beautiful golden brown, light, and flaky. This makes the perfect base for any pie.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves Three 9-inch or four 8-inch pie crust
prep time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

  • 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
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How To Make 100 year old pie crust recipe - dee dee's

Test Kitchen Tips
This makes 2 healthy-sized pie crusts. We baked this crust at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 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 the egg with water. Blend into flour mixture.
  • 3
    Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. NOTE: I form a ball(s) and then pat it into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap.
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