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Perfect Pie Crust II

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"This crust melts in your mouth! Recipe can be cut in half."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 292 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (4 single crusts)

Directions

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  1. Place flour in a large bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Pour in all of egg mixture and half of ice water. Stir gently with a fork, adding more water as needed, just until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and cut into 4 equal portions. Knead each piece briefly and shape into a disc. Chill 1 hour before rolling out.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 292 calories; 19.1 g fat; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 188 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A simply beautiful, perfect pie crust. Easy to roll out (even easier to mix since I used the food processor), rich and flavorful, thanks to the egg, butter and sugar; tender and flaky. A light ...

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Because it was called Perfect Pie crust I tried it. It was awful! I've made a lot of pies in my life but have never fought with a pie crust like this one! Wouldn't roll out right, kept breaking...

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A simply beautiful, perfect pie crust. Easy to roll out (even easier to mix since I used the food processor), rich and flavorful, thanks to the egg, butter and sugar; tender and flaky. A light ...

I agree with the other reviewers that this pie crust is absolutely wonderful. Great taste, texture, AND very easy to work with. I use this recipe to make Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings by Micki. ...

This pie crust rolled out velvety smooth and was an absolute pleasure to work with. The crust is slightly sweet with a hint of lemon. This has to be one of the flakiest, most tender pie crusts ...

We used all butter. It turned out great! A simple, reliable, easy to handle pie crust. Will use again!

it was a hit with the kids,,,they ate it with whip cream

I used this recipe for ALL of our Thanksgiving pies and they turned out great! I also used it for a chicken pot pie (I cut the sugar in half), also awesome.

I used butter but it turned out great! Nice flaky crust. It was so easy too I could hardly believe it!

This is the third pie crust I've made from this site and even better than the last one, which I gave rave reviews. Aside from being delicious it was absolutely the easiest pie crust dough I've ...

I find this pie crust beautiful, but I'm perplexed by the recipe instructions. I don't understand gently stirring the butter and shortening into the flour with a fork and this created quite a ch...