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Favorite Pie Crust

Favorite Pie Crust


This tender, extra-flaky crust has lard, brown sugar, vinegar, and egg in it.

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  • Calories:
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Measure flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into large bowl. Mix thoroughly and cut in lard until dough is the size of tiny peas.
  2. Break egg into 8 ounce measuring cup. Beat with a fork, then pour in vinegar. Add enough cold water to reach the top (you will have a total of 1 cup liquid). Pour over flour mixture a little at a time, tossing and stirring with a fork until all liquid is absorbed.
  3. Shape dough into a ball, then divide into four equal portions. Wrap tightly. Can be stored in refrigerator up to 2 weeks, or freezer up to 6 months. Each portion will make 1 double crust pie.
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Delicious! Just like the ones my Grandma made. My kids love it! However, 8 oz. of liquid is way too much. I only used about 4 oz. of egg/vinegar/water mixture.

Alan Lee

I have been searching for the "Perfect Pie Crust" that tasted like my Grandma's Pie Crusts back in the 50's & 60's. I finally found it with this recipe. The Lard and Brown Sugar are the secret. This recipe makes crusts that are Light, Tender and Flaky. I made 3 different fruit pies for Christmas Dinner for all the family and everyone raved about my pies and especially the delicious crust. I have tried many other crust recipes and this one is definitely the best of them all. This will always be my one and only crust.


Best I have ever tried.........I've tried a lot of recipes!!!!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!! Donna Mills San Antiono,Texas