French Pastry Pie Crust


My mom found this recipe several years ago, and I still use it today.

2 pie crusts


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 5 tablespoons water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork. Mix until dough forms a ball. Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.

  3. Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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