Perfect Pie Crust II

Perfect Pie Crust II


"This crust melts in your mouth! Recipe can be cut in half."


1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 292 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place flour in a large bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Pour in all of egg mixture and half of ice water. Stir gently with a fork, adding more water as needed, just until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and cut into 4 equal portions. Knead each piece briefly and shape into a disc. Chill 1 hour before rolling out.
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  1. 45 Ratings


A simply beautiful, perfect pie crust. Easy to roll out (even easier to mix since I used the food processor), rich and flavorful, thanks to the egg, butter and sugar; tender and flaky. A light ...

I agree with the other reviewers that this pie crust is absolutely wonderful. Great taste, texture, AND very easy to work with. I use this recipe to make Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings by Micki. ...

This pie crust rolled out velvety smooth and was an absolute pleasure to work with. The crust is slightly sweet with a hint of lemon. This has to be one of the flakiest, most tender pie crusts ...