One-Hundred-One-Year-Old Pastry Recipe

One-Hundred-One-Year-Old Pastry Recipe


"This is an old pie crust recipe, made with egg and vinegar, along with the usual ingredients."


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  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut shortening into the flour until it is the size of peas.
  2. In a 2 cup measuring cup, beat the egg lightly. Add vinegar, then fill to 1 1/2 cups with cold water.
  3. Add just enough liquid to flour mixture to hold the dough together. It should be approximately 4 tablespoons. Reserve remaining liquid for your next batch of dough.
  4. Handle dough as little as possible. Roll out and use as desired.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I'm a professional pie maker and have used this recipe for years. Produces a flakey brown crust. When you add the water and mix slightly transfer all ingredients to plastic bag and finish mixing...

Wow! I come from a long line of women who are known far and wide for their exceptionally bad pastry, and I definately fit into the family tree. I have tried dozens of pastry recipes and at bes...

My mother was an excellent pie baker. This is the crust recipe she always used and it's wonderful! I had lost it through the years, so I really appreciate having it again. Thanks!