No Fail Pie Crust! (no foolin’)
2 ½ C. flour
1 C. shortening
¼ tsp. salt
1 beaten egg
¼ C. warm water
1 Tbsp. vinegar
Crumble together flour, shortening, and salt (preferably with a pastry cutter). Add egg, water, and vinegar and combine. DO NOT OVER HANDLE. Combine only until ingredients form a cohesive ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and let dough rest for half an hour. Roll out on floured counter and place in pie plate. Fill with deliciousness.
Makes two 9 inch pie crusts.
*A note from the contributor: Pie crust is tricky. I got this recipe from my grandma and it’s relatively no-fuss and results in perfect, flaky crust every single time.
By: Becca Barrus, Creative Director