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Grandma’s Pie Crust

Grandma’s Pie Crust

Ruth’s Grandma’s Pie Crust 😍 – This recipe is over 80 years old. My grandmother said it was a no-fail recipe. It’s the best we ever had.

Grandma’s Pie Crust

The sweetness of the pie with the flaky crust is what my taste buds dream about at night. Plus, it’s been kid-tested, and it passed with flying colors. 🙂

Grandma’s Pie Crust

There aren’t tons of steps, and you won’t have to devote a bunch of hands-on time making it. Plus, the flavor is seriously out of this world.

Grandma’s Pie Crust

All of the ingredients are the perfect compliment to each other, and the best part is that it’s a no-fuss recipe!

Makes 1 fruit pie crust or 2 filled pie crusts | Baking time: 30-40 minutes 

Ingredients:

2 ½ C. All-purpose flour

1 ⅓ C. Shortening cut into pieces

1 Tbsp. Sugar

1 tsp. Salt

¼ C. Water

1 large egg

How to make Grandma’s Pie Crust:

Step 1. Combine the flour, shortening, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl, and cut the ingredients together using the tines of a fork.

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Step 2. Add the water and egg to the mixing bowl and beat on high until well combined.

Step 3. Place the dough into a bowl, cover, and chill for an hour.

Step 4. Remove the chilled dough and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into a circle large enough to fit your pie pan and line the pie pan with the crust.

Step 5. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil and pre-bake your crust for 30-40 minutes.

Step 6. Remove, let the crust cool to room temperature, add your filling, and bake as directed in your chosen pie recipe.

Enjoy!

Grandma’s Pie Crust

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Grandma’s Pie Crust

Grandma’s Pie Crust

Grandma’s Pie Crust

Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ C. All purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ C. Shortening cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ C. Water
  • 1 Large egg

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Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, shortening, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl, and cut the ingredients in together using the tines of a fork.
  2. Add the water and egg to the mixing bowl and beat on high until well combined.
  3. Place the dough into a bowl, cover, and chill for an hour.
  4. Remove the chilled dough and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into a circle large enough to fit your pie pan and line the pie pan with the crust.
  5. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil and pre-bake your crust for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Remove, let the crust cool to room temperature, add your filling, and bake as directed in your chosen pie recipe.

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