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How to make it

  • Chill the vegetable shortening.
  • In a large mixer bowl or food processor add flour, sugar, and salt and mix well.
  • Add the chilled shortening and mix ingredients until crumbly.
  • In small bowl beat together with fork, 1/2 cup water, vinegar and egg.
  • Combine all the ingredients into one and mix till moist. Do not over mix.
  • All ingredients can be mixed with a fork if you do not have a mixer or food processor.
  • Divide dough into 4 or 5 portions and make a flat round.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  • After one hour, pastry is ready for rolling.
  • Pastry can be frozen for use at a later time.

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  • pieplate 6 years ago
    Should have an excellent flavor.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    This recipe is similar to one I found in my mom's recipe files called French Pie crust. I never made it because I always have apple cider vinegar and I wasn't sure if it would work. The recipe she had called for white vinegar. Does it matter?
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    high5 gonnause this for my mincemeat pie thanksgiving {I dont make crust very well maybe this one being a super good one will help me{Thanks buddy high5 again
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    This is great! I've always preferred using shortening in pie crust as well. Some people like tender pie crust and some like it flakey. If you want tender, use butter. If you like flakey, shortening is the way to go. This one sounds like a real winner to me. I love that it makes enough to freeze for a later use if you like.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds very flakey, love it, you have my 5
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  • fluffy24 6 years ago
    So delicious and easy
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