Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust

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"This recipe is over 100 years old. My sister-in-law's grandmother said it was a no-fail recipe. It's the best I ever had."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  2. In a small bowl, mix egg with water. Blend into flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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This is a flavorful crust, perfectly suited to fruit pies. My only criticism is that it makes ALMOST enough for two, 2-crust pies...but not QUITE enough. This recipe as written, in my view, woul...

I've recently entered the world of pie making and this was my first pie crust ever (with my first apple pie - Grandma Ople's found in Allrecipes as well). I've heard so many horror stories and t...

This makes a very tender, flaky and flavorful crust. I had used the same pie crust recipe for 25 years with only good results and compliments. Very similar, but mine did not include the egg. Bu...