Flaky Tender Pie Crust

Ingredients

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups shortening
1 egg well beaten
5 tablespoons ice water
1 teaspoon vinegar

Preparation

1
In a small straight-sided bowl, combine flour and salt. Add shortening.
2
Use a pastry blender to cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg, ice water and vinegar; add to flour mixture ALL AT ONE TIME. Use a fork to stir briskly...not more than 10 strokes...or until mixture forms a loose ball. Turn dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap, and use hands to gently compress dough into a ball.
3
Refrigerate dough at least 30 minutes before rolling out on a piece of wax paper. (You'll need a fresh piece for each crust you roll.)
4
Makes adouble-crust pie or 2 single crust pies.
5
Of all the recipes and methods I've tried for pie crust, this one tops them all...Wis/Gramma

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:28am

Creator:

Anonymous

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