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Momís Pie Crust Recipe

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3 c. flour
1 1/4 c. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. ice water
1 T. vinegar

Cut together the flour, shortening, salt. Drizzle and cut into the flour mixture the beaten egg, ice water, and vinegar.
Roll it out.... Mom didnít have any directions regarding the rolling out of the dough, so youíre on your own here!
For a single crust, bake at 400ļ for 11-12 minutes

For 2 pie shells ( double crusted pie) :
4 1/2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. plus 2 T. shortening
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. plus 2 T. ice water
1 large egg
1 1/2 T. vinegar

For a filled pie ( i.e. apple), bake at 425ļ for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 350ļ for 40 or 50 minutes.
Before placing in oven mix 1 egg yolk with 2 T. milk and brush on top crust. Then lightly sprinkle with sugar.




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