Never, Never Fail Pie Pastry


This is the best pastry recipe. There is no fear of over-kneading this dough.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 double crust


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup lard

  • cup cold water

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar


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

  2. Whisk together water, egg yolk, vanilla, and vinegar in a separate bowl. Stir into flour mixture and knead dough briefly, just until smooth.

  3. Allow dough to rest for 15 minutes before rolling out.


Pastry is easier to work with when chilled. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
27g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 37mg 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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