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...

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!

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...