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Never Fail Pie Crust Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Robin Loy
Added: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c flour
1 1/4 c shortening
1 tsp salt
1 egg
5 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp vinegar

Directions:
Directions:
1) In a bowl, cut the shortening into flour, salt mixture with a pastry cutter until shortening is "pea" size.
2) Combine the egg, water and vinegar in a small bowl with a whisk.
3) Blend this mixture into the flour mixture with a spoon or fork until flour is all moistened. You should be able to have the dough stick together nicely when squeezed in hand.
4) Separate into 3 equal round balls. This recipe will make 3 pie crusts.
5) Roll dough between sheets of waxed paper: you can lightly flour the waxed paper but not necessary.
6) This dough can be re-rolled if you make a mistake. Don't worry. It's never failed yet!
7) Keeps in refrigerator for 2 weeks: will keep frozen in plastic bag for months.

 

 

 

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