No-Fail Pie Crust


This no-fail pie crust is easy to make. I found this recipe years ago and have not used any other recipe since then. This dough freezes very well, and the recipe makes enough dough for three 9-inch pie crusts.

closeup of a two-crust apple pie with apple-shaped cutouts in the pastry
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar


  1. Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Mix cold water, egg, and vinegar together in a separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and blend with a fork until a ball of dough forms. Divide into three equal balls; flatten each ball into a disk. Wrap disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

To Bake:

Roll one disk on a lightly floured surface to fit an 8- or 9-inch pie pan. Bake as directed in your pie recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* 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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