No Fail Pie Crust I

No Fail Pie Crust I

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servings 126 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Mix egg, water and vinegar together. Pour into flour all at once and blend with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  3. Wrap with plastic and chill in refrigerator.


  1. 156 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I have used this recipe for years, but there is one little difference. I add a scant teaspoon of salt. It helps the taste of the crust.

Most helpful critical review

A bit more difficult to work with than my usual recipe (without vinegar). The taste was good, however I had difficulty achieving the proper elasticity.

I have used this recipe for years, but there is one little difference. I add a scant teaspoon of salt. It helps the taste of the crust.

This was my mom's piecrust recipe and I'm sure she's in heaven baking pies for the angels...she made the best pies in the world (in my humble opinion)! This recipe is the best.

The title says it all...awesome. I used the butter flavored shortening like another reviewer suggested. Worked perfectly. Thanks for the post.

Thank you! Thank you! I didn't grow up in North America and was therefor not familiar with making pies. Since I married a Canadian an am living in Canada I tried repeatedly to master the pie cru...

My grandmothers recipe for the perfect pie crust too- Honestly folks, you need to give this simple and beautiful recipe a try! Best pie crust ive ever used or eaten, and it keeps so well in the ...

Nice recipe with an accurate proportion of ingredients...except for the salt. Unfortunately, then, while the egg gave it richness and the vinegar (I used vodka) flakiness, it lacked taste. I t...

This is a great no fail pie crust. I went on the advice of another reviewer and used butter flavored shortening and it turned out great. This is now my stand by pie crust! Thanks so much for s...

Also my mother's favorite - easiest crust I've ever made. Best if you chill the crust before baking.

I would give this recipe 10 stars if possible!! There is simply no way to screw up this recipe. It is the best EVER pie crust recipe I have ever made. I make quite a few pies at a time and th...

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