Vinegar and Egg Crust

Vinegar and Egg Crust

31 Reviews 2 Pics
Ron Schmaeman
Recipe by  Ron Schmaeman

“This crust was used by Elsie Hack to win the 1978 Ohio State Fair pie baking contest. (It was wrapped around an apple pie.) Because the crust is very flaky when baked, it is a bit difficult to roll and handle, but well worth the effort.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch double or 3 single crusts

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until pea-sized.
  2. Beat together egg, vinegar and water. Mix liquid with flour mixture, using a fork, until mixture forms a ball (Note: add liquid one tablespoon at a time. You probably will not use all of it.)
  3. Roll out on lightly floured pastry cloth with cloth covered roller.
  4. Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar before baking.

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Reviews (31)

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jodibodi
79

jodibodi

Wow!! Super easy pie crust recipe. For those who think it is hard to work with, after you mix, dump into a ziplock back, mush it all together in one lump and refridgerate it for 1 hour and it is super easy to work with after it cools. Thanks!!

squawk93
55

squawk93

This is practically a no-fail pie crust recipe, although I agree with a previous reviewer that you have to be careful not to overwork it. I get three single crusts from this recipe. My tweak is that I use 1.5 cups of shortening (or a mixture of shortening and butter) to 3 cups of flour, and increase the vinegar to 1 tablespoon. Sometimes I'll even add in a 1/4 tsp of baking powder per cup of flour, I find that makes it even more tender.

KATHLEEN IRWIN
42

KATHLEEN IRWIN

EXCELLENT TO WORK WITH, DOES'T FALL APART WHEN HANDLING. CAN BE OVERWORKED MORE THAN STANDARD CRUSTS WITHOUT RISK OF TOUGHENING. VERY FLAKY WHEN BAKED, AND THE BOTTOM CRUST BROWNS WITHOUT FAIL. THIS IS THE ONLY CRUST RECIPE I USE, AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE TASTED MY PIES RAVE AND ASK ME FOR THE RECIPE.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 154 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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