Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

Grandma's Secret Pie Crust

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"The secret's out! A great basic pie crust recipe."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with two butter knifes.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.
  3. Roll out dough, and fit into two 9 inch pie pans.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 12 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I read all 100 plus reviews and the main thing I came up with was that chilling the dough for an hour helps. I also used a food processor to cut in the butter which I used instead of shortening....

The most delicious, light, flaky pastry I have ever made for my pies - and that's saying something! I made it with butter, as usual, and YUM! For the flakiest pastry, stop cutting in the short...

This is the REAL thing-I should know I've been making pies for almost 40 years. I use a food processor for 'cutting' the shortening in-then mix in the liquid by hand-you have better control tha...