Never Fail Pie Crust Recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Crisco
  • 3 tablespoons butter - cut into pats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons water
Directions
PREP
30 mins
COOK
1 hr
READY IN
1.5 hrs
  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Mix in large bowl the flour and salt.
  • Then add the Crisco and cut with pastry cutter until Crisco is mixed in well.
  • Set aside.
  • In small bowl mix egg, vinegar and 5-6 T water, depending on how humid it is outside.
  • Pour contents into flour mixture and stir until all is moistened.
  • Then separate and make 3-4 dough balls.
  • Roll out each dough ball onto floured pastry cloth.
  • Fold in half and carefully, without tearing, place into pie pan.
  • Pour pie filling into pie shell.
  • Place 3 pats butter or margarine on top of pie filling.
  • Roll out second dough ball for top crust.
  • Flute edges. Cut 3 vent slits for steam to escape.
  • Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp sugar on top of pie.
  • Place foil around edge of pie and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes depending on size of pie.
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