Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Grandma's Pie Crust

This is an old family recipe credited to my Great-Grandmother, Genevieve Girard. My mom has been using this recipe forever. And I have never found another recipe that works without a lot of fuss. It tends to roll best if it sets for a while before rolling it out. This makes enough for 3 single crust pies. Any extra crust feezes nicely for later use. Just thaw in the refrigerator.

Grandma's Pie Crust

4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups shortening (I use butter flavored)
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water
1 tbsp. vinegar

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add egg, water, and vinegar. Mix well. Makes 3 pie crusts.

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