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

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