French Pastry Pie Crust

French Pastry Pie Crust

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TJ
Recipe by  TJ

“My mom found this recipe several years ago, and I still use it today.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 pie crusts

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork. Mix until dough forms a ball. Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.
  3. Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.

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Reviews (461)

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LFLOWER75
274

LFLOWER75

This crust was great! Great flavor even though it doesn't have any butter in it.(I'm a true butter lover) And it has a great texture, tender and flaky. The key is to not over work it. When I added the liquids and stirred with a fork to get everything somewhat mixed, I then dumped the dough onto a piece of cling wrap where I used it to lightly squeeze it together until it formed a nice ball. If you knead this dough too much it flatten all the shortening pieces. Therefore you won't have anymore flaky, just tough. The cling wrap trick also helps in not adding extra flour as you do when you knead, and that can also make a tough dough.

BAKER1026
247

BAKER1026

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT REVIEWING A RECIPE (AND BELIEVE ME I HAVE USED QUITE A FEW GOOD ONES), BUT THIS ONE WAS WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT USUALLY I WOULD NOT BOTHER TO REVIEW A PRODUCT IF I HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER, BUT AGAIN I PUT THAT ASIDE BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO REVIEW THIS CRUST. I HAVE NEVER BAKED A PIE CRUST BEFORE AND FRANKLY I WAS SCARED TO DEATH TO TRY, BUT I READ THIS ONE AND DECIDED TO TRY IT; THAT WAS THE BEST CHOICE I COULD HAVE MADE. THIS CRUST WAS LIGHT AND VERY FLAVORFUL. I MUST ADMIT I DID USE CHILLED BUTTER INSTEAD OF SHORTENING. REGARDLESS, THIS CRUST IS SUPERB AND EVERYONE WHO HAS TRIED THIS CRUST RAVES ABOUT IT. THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER SUBMITTED THIS RECIPE BECAUSE IT IS A KEEPER THAT I PLAN ON PASSING DOWN TO MY LUCKY CHILDREN.

ELIZABETH101
207

ELIZABETH101

excellent! Used my food processor. Added flour, sugar, salt and butter and pulsed until bread crumb consistancy. Added liquid down the funnel. Took less than 2 minutes! Baked it as an apple pie. Beautiful flaky pastry with next to no effort. A have to try recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 212 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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