Easy No-Fail Pie Crust


This easy pie crust uses vinegar and lard for tender and flaky results. This recipe makes enough dough for four crusts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 pie crusts


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ⅔ cups lard

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar


  1. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Cut in lard until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. Whisk water, egg, and vinegar together in another bowl; add to dry ingredients and stir until dough is thoroughly moistened and forms a ball.

  3. Divide dough into fourths; roll each portion into a ball and flatten into a disk.

  4. If using immediately, roll each disk on a lightly floured surface to fit your pie pan, then bake as directed in your recipe.

  5. If using later, wrap each disk tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to three days, or place wrapped disks in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 19mg 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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