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Never Fail Pie Crust I

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"It never fails. Good for custard pies."
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Ingredients

servings 260 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 crusts)

Directions

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  1. Whisk together the flour and salt. Blend in shortening until texture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Pour into flour mixture, and mix together.
  3. Roll dough out between wax paper; no extra flour is needed to roll out dough if wax paper is used. Use as directed in recipe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 260 calories; 19.8 g fat; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe was passed down from my grandmother to my mother, then to me. It does never fail. One thing you should know is that you can over mix the dough at the end. So just mix just until inco...

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I had a terrible time with this crust. Based on the other reviews, it looked like the answer to my pie crust prayers. It mixed well and rolled out beautifully but stuck to the waxed paper and fe...

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This recipe was passed down from my grandmother to my mother, then to me. It does never fail. One thing you should know is that you can over mix the dough at the end. So just mix just until inco...

Never Fail is the only recipe I use. However I use 5 cups flour, 2tsps. salt, 2 cups butter flavor Crisco. Mix. In a cup measure 1 beaten egg, 1 TBLS white vinegar and fill with water to one cup...

I always use this recipe now. I like to refrigerate it for a little while before rolling it out because it's so much easier to handle. Thanks!

This is the Holy Grail of pie crust!! I have been trying for years to make a pie crust and always end up with a patch work of dough. This was easy, I have made 4 pies and each turned out perfe...

I loved this! It was so soft and flaky. I used the butter flavored Crisco and it was amazing... Recommend to everyone!

I had a terrible time with this crust. Based on the other reviews, it looked like the answer to my pie crust prayers. It mixed well and rolled out beautifully but stuck to the waxed paper and fe...

This recipe is very similar to the one my mother-in-law gave me. I will never use any other. This is so easy and delicious. I have used this for Apple pies to Lemon Meringue pies. This is a ...

This pie crust was very easy to make. However, I didn't feel it had enough flavor. I'm going to try a little more salt next time.

I gave this recipe every benefit of the doubt. Made it three times and all three times it fell apart-the dough was sticky and wet and never came together. I made it with very cold shortening-the...