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Perfect Pie Crust


A simple and perfect pie crust to compliment any pie!

servings:Makes 4 crusts
prep time:
10 min,
cook time:
10 min.
total time:
20 min,


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups shortening
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
Perfect Pie Crust photo


  • 1

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.

  • 2

    2. In a small bowl, mix egg with water. Blend into flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.


For a professional looking pie crust, beat an egg in a small bowl, brush on top of crust, and sprinkle with sugar before putting it in the oven.



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