$2000.00 Pie Crust

$2000.00 Pie Crust

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"This is a simple and perfectly flaky pie crust that I acquired from a cook booklet many years ago.. The lady who submitted this won a $2000.00 prize at her midwest state fair for this amazing crust. You can do this with a fork or a pastry cutter, but I simplified it for the food processor."
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8 servings yields 2 single pie crusts
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Prep

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  1. Beat together the egg, vinegar and water and chill briefly.
  2. Measure the flour and salt into your food processor bowl and pulse.
  3. Add chunks of shortening all at once & pulse a few times to make a pea sized meal
  4. Do not overwork the dough.
  5. Pour chilled liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
  6. Pulse until the dough comes together and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Do not overwork the dough.
  7. Divide the dough in half. Put each half in a quart or gallon sized ziplock bag and roll out with a rolling pin to fill out the bag.
  8. Seal the bag and store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready for use.
  9. Pull the crust out of the refrigerator (do not try to roll frozen dough. It will break) just make sure it is chilled.
  10. Cut the bag open to remove the crust and roll on a lightly floured surface to fit a nine inch pie pan.


A WINNER! A WINNER! Ladies & gentlemen, we have a winner here with this pie crust!! The instructions are perfect, the recipe is simple and the crust has got to be the tastiest I've ever had. I'm...

Made this for four pies last night, and it really turned out well. The crusts were light and flaky, not tough or heavy, and had a lovely flavor that complemented the chocolate and pumpkin filli...

I have been searching for the perfect pie crust for years. For me, this is not it. I made this recipe twice and both times, it did not turn out. The first time, I made it with shortening and ...

runningmama. I am so sorry the pastry wasn't cooperative. I posted my email in the pie crust blog to help if someone was struggling. I have had the same experience with any pie crust at one time...

This is a fantastic recipe. I am such a beginner in the baking dept. that it's ridiculous, and I had no problem, whatsoever, getting this pie crust to turn out for me. I used just shy of the wat...

Yum, yum, yum... I was so happy to try this recipe and it worked out just great! The crust baked up nice and crisp and was not a gooey mess underneath my filling. The chilled dough rolled perf...

I made this crust and not joke, it turned out the most beautiful apple pie I have ever made. I had to pinch a bit of the crust to taste it and it just melted in my mouth. I love it!! It came tog...

Flaky, light, delicious, and easy. Best pie crust I ever made. Thanks Mauigirl!

Amazingly easy pie crust to make. Loved rolling it out in the zip-lock bags and then just cutting them open to move the crusts to the pie pan. Just simply flaky, yummy pie crust.