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Hot Water Pie Crust II

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"Easy, always good pie crust. Very tender. This recipe uses vinegar and cornstarch."
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Ingredients

servings 287
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 double crusts)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine shortening, vinegar, and milk. Pour in hot water and whip until mixture is smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, and cornstarch. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture and stir just until dough comes together. Roll out dough between sheets of wax paper. If dough is difficult to work with, refrigerate before rolling.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 287 calories; 19.6 24.4 3.3 < 1 292 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I've been making ice water pie crust for many years and was pretty skeptical of using hot water. Wow, was I wrong! This was so easy and came out of the oven tender and flaky. I added a tablesp...

Most helpful critical review

Very hard to roll out.

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I've been making ice water pie crust for many years and was pretty skeptical of using hot water. Wow, was I wrong! This was so easy and came out of the oven tender and flaky. I added a tablesp...

I LOVE this recipe! i could never make a pie crust worth eating..that is if i ever even got it in the pan! i have made this one with shortning, lard, and butter, all worked evenly as well..and i...

This is THE BEST pie crust recipe EVER!!!! I have tried and failed, miserably with other techniques...this one is the bomb! I will definitely pass this one on to the next generation!

Absolutely wonderful crust! I just threw everything into my food processor and it turned out beautiful! The crust is light, flaky and delicious. This will be my #1 recipe for crust from now o...

This crust tasted really good. It's a nice flaky crust that doesn't turn out to tuff. I tried to handle it very gently, so as not to overwork it. Also, I used just a little bit less salt. If...

I'm a pie crust snob so I was hesitant to make this crust, but I was in a hurry and didn't have time to make my usual "Art of French Cooking" pie crust. I was swayed by the glowing reviews. I ...

I think I have finally found a pie crust dough that works!! Finally! it can truly be "easy as pie!" I just wanted to do a test batch, so I made 1/4 of the recipe, wondering if it would even...

this came out perfect...and I am the worst at pie crusts..just avoided making them after a few to many mistakes. This was great..used for a pot pie...rolled between saran wrap (its all I had) a...

I was hesitant to try this recipe as it seemed so different but it turned out great! I have trouble rolling out dough but this wasn't bad at all and it turned out tender and flakey.